The Daily Show
Last night, The Daily Show criticized news outlets for failing to cover a credit default swap scheme by Blackstone Group that was first reported by Bloomberg News back in October.
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NY1′s Pat Kiernan and his family moved to Williamsburg from the Upper West Side last year, where they bought a brownstone on Bedford Street. And now, like many a recent transplant to the neighborhood, the Kiernans are all about the small town, Brooklyn vibe and ready to recommend some local favorite places a stones’ throw from the subway stop.
“When we’re driving home through Greenpoint, we always stop at Peter Pan Donuts,” the Canadian anchor told Time Out New York. ”That is what a proper, fresh donut tastes like, compared to the ones at chains that manufacture them in one location and truck them to another. The girls like the double chocolate and I’m a fan of the apple variety.”
Last weekend, NY1 anchor and New York institution Pat Kiernan hosted something a little different. “Scarlet Mathilde Cronin and Matt Sullivan were married Saturday at Oak Hill, an estate in Hudson, N.Y.,” read the Times wedding announcement. “Pat Kiernan, a Universal Life minister and an anchor on NY1, the New York City cable news channel, officiated.”
The Anniversary Party
NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan’s CNBC show Crowd Rules has been pulled off of the primetime schedule after just two weeks due to poor ratings, The New York Post reported (and Mr. Kiernan read on this morning’s “In the Papers” segment). The business competition show, which was co-hosted by jewelery designer Kendra Scott, featured three small companies competing for $50,000 to save their business.
Just last week, a CNBC rep told the Post that the network was sticking with the show, despite the fact that it only got 47,000 viewers for the May 14 premiere episode.
In a glossy media city that values professional polish, NY1, Time Warner’s no-frills news channel, enjoys a certain cult following, as evidenced by the high-profile fans who gathered at the New York Public Library last Thursday to celebrate two decades of “weather on the ones.”
The event reflected the unassuming charms of the station, where anchors style themselves and pan-away shots reveal a bullpen that is more Community than The Newsroom. Though there was an open bar, the wine glasses had thick stems, and the hors d’oeuvres, while tasty, might have arrived straight from Trader Joe’s.
Cutbacks at hip-hop magazine XXL, Barry Diller gets ’bout About, Pat Kiernan’s revenge narrative, Tina Brown’s tour of the woodshed, and the reason we will never, ever, ever be invited back on RT/Russia Today, at least for the 8 p.m. hour. All of this and more in your Tuesday Evening Media Briefs:
Can we just let NY1’s Pat Kiernan live? Fareed Zakaria apparently can’t, at least not with all these haters. Neither can a food journalist upset over food journalists dictating the world’s food fads, as she dictates a food fad. But at least New York Post staffers have reason to celebrate (because the Post will let them do so, in the paper). These are your Tuesday Morning Media Briefs:
Last week, fans of The Notebook got some exciting news: Ides of March star Ryan Gosling was getting his own coloring book! Thanks to pop artist and pop culture paper doll creator Mel Elliott, you too can now own a little piece of Gosling to color in any way you like. Choose from whichever Gosling suits your erotic fantasy: the book has everything from Drive Gosling to Blue Valentine Gosling to Lars and the Real Girl Boss-Gos.
Algonquin Round Table
Pat Kiernan might not be taking over Regis Philbin’s spot at “Live! With Kelly,” but at least the cultishly-popular NY1 anchor can console himself with the $3.8 million that he just made on the sale of his Upper West Side penthouse, according to city records.
Even if Mr. Kiernan and wife Dawn did set a neighborhood record when they paid $2.05 million for their new house in Williamsburg, the couple will have more than a little extra pocket change from the sale of the four-bedroom co-op at 215 West 75th Street.
Our earlier post today about who should be on The Algonquin Hotel’s 2.0 Round Table (House Rules: “No Twittering, Skyping Okay,”) has garnered a lot of responses, mostly in the form of “You should take out X and replace them with Y.”