The Fourth Estate
The New York Post is now apparently publishing readers’ idle speculation as “tips.”
Post political columnist Michael Goodwin’s last item in today’s piece includes a “scoop, if true” from a reader named Don Reed. It seems that Mr. Reed thinks that comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer’s secret girlfriend is none other than Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin.
If true, indeed! Here’s the true-or-not-true scoop:
So, just how much traffic did Mother Jones receive to their website after publishing their blockbuster video of Mitt Romney?
“The traffic melted the needle of our live meter,” said Monika Bauerlein, an editor at the liberal magazine, when we reached her this afternoon. “Our metric software just couldn’t keep up.”
“But you know, online publishing metrics are kind of voodoo anyway,” she said.
Ms. Bauerlein noted that the video has gotten 2.4 million views – that they know of.
Back in February, an Apple store in Grand Central was still a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye when The Observer took a bite out of the year’s juiciest rumor.
We had whipped out our iPhone and made more than a dozen calls in apparent futility. But, finally, a source close to the M.T.A. oh-so-quietly Read More
The journalist who broke the story that got Keith Olbermann suspended from MSNBC is a recent college grad who’s been working in D.C. for less than six months..
Simmi Aujla was a member of Brown University’s class of 2009. She joined the staff at Politico in May. On Friday morning, she Read More
Jon Friedman offers some insight this morning into his News Corp. colleague New York Post Media Ink columnist Keith Kelly. Mr. Kelly said all that matters to him are scoops.
“There’s one thing that I get paid for at the Post is scoops. If you’re gonna give scoops to someone else, you’re taking Read More
Jon Meacham was on Morning Joe today discussing one small gaffe within The New York Times’ scoop about Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and his presentation of his military service in Vietnam.
Mr. Blumenthal, who is running for the senate, has been saying that he served in Vietnam when he was really in Read More