MEDIA • Martha Stewart’s arm was lost, but then it was found. [Gawker] • NBC, CBS, and PSB will be moderating the three presidential debates between John McCain and Barack Obama. ABC is conspicuously missing from that list. Did it get the shaft because of the poor reaction to the network’s April debate between Obama and Hillary Clinton? [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Bob Pittman, who paid $2 million for a controlling stake in Daily Candy back in 2003, just cashed out by selling the e-letter to Comcast for about $125 million. That’s a $123 million return on his investment. [NYT] • Activist investor Carl Icahn hired a Reuters reporter to blog for him. [DealBook/NYT] FINANCE NYP]U.S. Treasury has hired Morgan Stanley for $95,000 to advise them on the futures of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. [NYT, DealBook/NYT]DealBook/NYT] … [Read more...] about If Martha Stewart Had Only One Arm, How Would She Garden and Decoupage?
However, the UK’s hardline Brexit negotiator Lord David Frost said that Boris Johnson’s government — which has an 80-seat majority, elected on the pledge to deliver Brexit — is not the minority government of Theresa May, populated with Remainer Tories. … [Read more...] about Boris Draws Red Line: UK Will Go for Clean Break if No EU Deal by Oct 15th
The nominally Conservative government has said that by January 2021, it would lower the threshold for skills and salaries of migrants, meaning that even with the UK leaving the European Union, net migration may increase, despite previous promises from the Conservatives in the past to decrease migration. … [Read more...] about Poll: Majority of ‘Red Wall’ Voters Oppose Boris Johnson’s Open Immigration Policies
In public, the government has played down the suggestions that its Internal Market Bill, published on Wednesday, is designed specifically to blow up a part of the Brexit deal called the Northern Ireland Protocol. Quite the opposite -- the government claims it is committed to meeting its international obligations and that the offending passages in the bill merely seek to protect the unity of the UK's four nations in the event that a trade deal isn't reached in the next few weeks. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s government is threatening to breach international law. It could backfire spectacularly
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage condemned the new laws earlier on Wednesday, asking: “This draconian law that comes in from Monday to allow gatherings of only 6 people will not be respected by protestors and those going to raves, so why should the rest of us comply?” … [Read more...] about You Could Be Arrested for Breaking New Coronavirus Rules, Says Boris