This weekend, The New York Times Op-Ed page published contributions from Tony Judt and his fifteen-year-old son Daniel. On no apparent factual basis, Michael Wolff announced that Judt had fabricated his son’s writing.
Today the younger Judt takes to the internet to respond. In a piece for the Daily Read More
On the morning of Monday, May 17, a Web site called DNAinfo.com published a story about a rooster named Napoleon Bonaparte and two hens, named Lucy and Apple. The story was a classic nugget of neighborhood reporting: a concise anecdote about how officials had made life better for an abandoned bird, which spoke Read More
Michael Wolff says that Page Six items about his affair with 28-year-old Victoria Floethe were planted by Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post on the Web site Cityfile as revenge for unfavorable portrayal of the News Corp. chairman in The Man Who Owns the News.
In an interview with The Guardian Mr. Woff suggests Read More
“Maybe you’re even reading [this column] on your smartphone or Kindle,” speculated Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel in a blog post introducing the redesigned TheNation.com, which went live last night. “It’s now far more likely you found us on Twitter than in a bookstore, and you might be following my Read More
Last Friday, while Manhattan suffered through another desperately slushy storm, the 57-year-old financier Steven Rattner was holed up inside his family’s Westchester horse farm. There were no taxis to splash through icy curbside puddles. The snow fell from the pretty white sky.
It was bad. There are only two things that can happen after a Read More
This morning, Danah Boyd was spitting out the social media Kool-Aid at Personal Democracy Forum. “Many of us believe that technologies can be these great equalizers,” said Ms. Boyd, a social media researcher for Microsoft and fellow of the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society, during her keynote speech at the Read More
Gossip writer Paula Froelich opened the front door to her one-bedroom Soho apartment on a recent evening, wearing a flattering emerald dress with puffy sleeves and woolly, moccasin-style slippers.
She had one hour, she warned, before she had to run out and meet Daily Candy founder Dany Levy and socialite Gigi Read More
Last night, on April 20, Michael Wolff, the Vanity Fair columnist and founder of Newser, was sitting on a chair—arms folded, legs crossed—on the third floor of the Time Warner Center while a downpour rumbled outside. Surrounded by flickering television screens, mobile phones Read More
Today on Newser, Michael Wolff writes about a New York Daily News story that appeared back in October, but then—whooosh!—disappeared from the News‘ Web site.
The article is about how journalist-turned-private equity investor Steve Rattner’s wife was pulled over for a D.U.I. But, for some reason, the story disappeared. The New Read More
One week after Tina Brown launched the Daily Beast back in October, Michael Wolff, the Vanity Fair columnist and the founder of Newser, gave a typically tart assessment of his new competitor.
“She’s not a news aggregator, although that is her pretense for doing something Web-like,” he said to The Observer at the time. Read More