The New York Post is calling out The Daily News for hypocritically writing about the dangers of ice falling off of a building, even though a building managed by News publisher Mort Zuckerman’s Boston Properties is also dropping chunks of ice that (like all falling ice) is potentially dangerous.
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There’s bad blood between the New York Post and Penguin imprint Dutton.
On Wednesday, the tabloid’s baseball columnist Ken Davidoff posted the 36-page book proposal for a forthcoming book about A-Rod’s biogenesis scandal by reporters Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts.
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The Goldman Sachs Elevator parody Twitter account landed a book deal with Simon and Schuster imprint Touchstone. Remember when it was blog-to-book deals, not tweet-to-books deals, that were inciting envy in the breast of writers? (The New York Times)
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, who emerged almost criticism-free after the first snowstorm pounded the five boroughs, doesn’t appear to be as lucky this time around.
The main headline of the New York Post this morning blares: “SHAMBLES! Turmoil as Blas botches ‘early’ snow.” The text on the front page adds that his team was “completely unprepared” for the winter flurry.
The Daily News seems to have made a New Year’s resolution to go after the Post at every opportunity. Although the rivalry between the city’s tabloids has been a long- simmering grudge match, the News has been ratcheting up its attacks in the past two weeks.
Weren’t their top editors once good friends?
Bill de Blasio, criticized for his “silence” on the high-profile murder of an Hasidic businessman–as well as the ensuing controversy over the New York Post‘s coverage of the killing–went on the radio waves Saturday night to declare his “outrage.”
“I’ve seen many a headline that was not appropriate,” the mayor said, speaking on WMCA’s Community Matters program after Shabbos. “This was particularly inappropriate. The family was in pain. The community was in pain.”
The New York Post sparked outrage today with a controversial front page featuring a photo of Menachem Stark–a Williamsburg businessman whose smoldering body was found in a Long Island dumpster yesterday–with the caption: “Who didn’t want him dead?”
The story, labeling Mr. Sark a “millionaire Hasidic slumlord,” detailed the 39-year-old father of eight’s allegedly shady business practices to argue there could be many potential suspects for his murder.
A “petite polymath,” in the words of the New York Post, Imogen Lloyd Webber has a pedigree to match. Ms. Lloyd Webber is daughter of Broadway impresario and British baron Andrew Lloyd Webber. (You might call him Lord Lloyd Webber, if formality is your aim, and his daughter the Honorable Imogen.) A graduate of Cambridge University, where she “read” history, and a regular on Fox News, Ms. Lloyd Webber now has a Turtle Bay condo, within spitting distance of the Upper East Side—to reflect the sensibilities of her politically conservative employers—and a quick crosstown jaunt away from the Theater District. She’s just plunked down $1.6 million for a one-bedroom duplex at 310 East 53rd Street, according to city records.
A judge ruled today in favor of The New York Post in a lawsuit first filed back in 2009 by former Post employees Austin Fenner and Ikimulisa Livingston. The lawsuit alleged that the reporters were subjected to racial discrimination during their time at the newspaper.
Because you almost definitely woke up this morning and thought, “Hey, I’d love to give even more undeserving attention to the 300 sandwiches couple,” the man dubbed “The Internet’s Worst Boyfriend” is now publicly soliciting ideas for proposing to his hardworking, sandwich-makin’ girlfriend.