Room 9 bulletin:
Popular City Hall reporter Stephanie Gaskell is quitting her job with the New York Post to go cover the war in Iraq as a freelancer, she told me.
Gaskell, who covered Guantanamo Bay for the AP around 2002, is leaving on Friday night — missing the Inner Circle show! — Read More
Education historian/activist Diane Ravitch is taking the New York Post, claiming the paper doesn’t appreciate parents criticism of public schools. Which sort of mirrors parent’s complaints about Joel Klein.
In an item she posted at 6 a.m., Ravitch wrote:
Did the editorial writers of the New York Post read the latest Qunnipiac Read More
Mike Sitrick, a spokesperson for Ron Burkle, just released a statement regarding the news that Jared Paul Stern will not be charged.
“The facts speak very clearly for themselves, as media reports on the contents of the tapes have demonstrated.
“Mr. Burkle followed the government’s instructions from the onset: From their directive that he record Read More
Jared Paul Stern has been notified that he will not be charged with a crime by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Since last April, Mr. Stern, a former Page Six writer, has waited on word from any law enforcement office regarding allegations of extortion or blackmail due to his interactions with supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle.
Joe Read More
The oft-criticized legislators up in Albany must be enjoying the spectacle of the press training its fire on… the press.
The Times Union reported yesterday that the New York Bankers Association, a group that lobbies state lawmakers, paid the New York Post’s veteran Albany man Fred Dicker for a speech earlier this month. Read More
Barack Obama is getting ready to run, and said that the race “could be fun.”
The New York Post handicaps the 2008 race, with Hillary Clinton at 3:1, Obama at 5:1 and Chris Dodd at “He jumped in last week. Did anyone notice?”
Mike Lupica of the Daily News Read More
Hevesi recriminations continue. Albany DA’s office denies leaking sensitive memo: “The last place in the world we would call was the New York Post.”
One Jersey mayor has an interesting strategy for closing his revenue gap.
John McCain’s 18-year-old son has enlisted in the Marine Corps. We should be Read More
City Comptroller Bill Thompson reintroduced a shareholder resolution today calling on Wal-Mart to disclose its policy for using corporate money for political contributions.
“Corporate executives should not feel free to use their company assets to advance any political objectives that are not shared by shareholders and the entire company. We are urging these companies to Read More
The refusal by Time Warner boss Dick Parsons to rule out a mayoral run this week turned out to have been a brilliant piece of public relations, leading to a spate of respectful media speculation and, today, to this enthusiastic editorial in the New York Post.
“Over the last five years, one Read More
Oct. 13, 2006
5 pounds, 6 ounces
“I’m going to be pregnant for another six weeks,” Ella Georgiades, an editor at the publishing house Palgrave Macmillan, groaned to a co-worker right before her water broke. She rushed home to her West Village three-bedroom (we thought those were an urban legend?), where Read More