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Possible Sale Of New York Daily News

It’s not a good time to be in the newspaper business. Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman is exploring a sale of the tabloid and has retained the firm Lazard to assist in the process. In a Thursday email to staff, Zuckerman said he hadn’t been considering an imminent sale of the paper, which he acquired […]

Keith Olbermann responded with a one-word Tweet, “pitiful”, after Penn State announced raising more than $13 million for pediatric cancer research. Many took Olbermann’s tweet to mean that he thought the fundraiser itself was pitiful. Olbermann clarified that he thinks Penn State students are pitiful. ESPN released this statement: “We are aware of the exchange […]

The resignations follow a Daily Beast expose of the publication. …its readers perceive as a decline in the quality of content, sometimes with little connection to tea party issues. (One recent headline: “Big Strutting Peacock Picks A Fight With The Wrong Guy.”) The exposé also shone light on some of their business practices, such as the […]

It would be nice if grammar invaded the Internet, or maybe proofreaders. WTF Daily Caller pic.twitter.com/CxrA4TI6rC — Timothy Johnson (@timothywjohnson) February 18, 2015 Yes, that headline does indeed say “Kill All The Jews And When That Is Done Kill Those That Refused To Defend Them.” Apart from the fact that it needs a lot of […]

On the heels of an apology for calling the president “the antichrist,” a Minnesota newspaper has apologized for the great respect it showed the White House by calling him an “assclown.” Kevin Cusick, a sports producer for the Pioneer Press, apologized Monday for using the term to refer to President Barack Obama in a slideshow […]

It’s a witch hunt, says Time‘s Joe Klein. Klein wrote that the media appeared to be participating in a witch-hunt for the career of Brian Williams, in jeopardy after revelations that he exaggerated some of his stories. During an appearance on CNN today, he reiterated his claims. When asked whether the new revelations about his […]

David Carr collapsed in the New York Times newsroom before being taken to a hospital and  pronounced dead. Mr. Carr wrote about cultural subjects for The Times; he initiated the feature known as The Carpetbagger, a regular report on the news and nonsense from the red carpet during awards season. He championed offbeat movies like […]

Howard Kurtz wonders if NBC is just buying time to find a way out of the Brian Williams mess. Brian Williams is described to me as devastated by the impact of his misconduct, extremely remorseful—and determined to fight for his job. Williams is eager to apologize repeatedly for the damage he has wrought, but that […]

It’s not going to be Lester Holt filling in for Brian Williams. In a further slap to disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams, NBC News is pulling his name from its “Nightly News with Brian Williams” broadcast starting Wednesday evening, sources exclusively tell Page Six. And we further hear that Williams’ name will disappear from the […]

Jon Stewart announced during Tuesday’s taping of “The Daily Show” that he’s stepping down sometime this year. Stewart announced his coming departure during the taping of Tuesday night’s show, and Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless confirmed it in a statement. It wasn’t immediately clear what Stewart’s next move will be, nor was it clear who […]

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