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?
Nixon, who in 2018 led an unsuccessful campaign to unseat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from office, identifies herself as an LGBT rights activist, having come out as bisexual back in 2012. Having been a fervent supporter of socialist Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, Nixon has accused eventual Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of “courting hardcore racists” in his bid to win back swing states from President Donald Trump. … [Read more...] about Cynthia Nixon: J.K. Rowling Calling ‘Biological Sex Real’ Was ‘Really Painful’ for My Trans Son
“It was really painful for him because so much of his childhood was tied up with Harry Potter. We’re a Harry Potter family," explained the former "Sex and the City" star. "The books seem to be about championing people who are different, so for her to select this one group of people who are obviously different and sort of deny their existence, it’s just… it’s really baffling." … [Read more...] about Cynthia Nixon says J.K. Rowling’s comments on gender were ‘really painful’ for her trans son
But he kept that, and so much more, between him and Woodward, an associate editor at the hated Washington Post who became famous for breaking the Watergate scandal. Earlier, on Feb. 26, the president confided to Woodward that if you just “breathed the air” you could contract a virus five times deadlier than the flu. Two days later, Trump told the rest of us the opposite, that 15 cases of the virus, not a bit worse than the “strenuous flu,” were “soooo under control” they would soon fall to zero. Should anyone get the sniffles, not to worry. Take two aspirin and call your governor in the morning. … [Read more...] about Trump Unleashed a National Nightmare Far Longer Than Nixon’s
In Woodward’s upcoming book on Trump, “Rage,” the president is quoted saying the virus was highly contagious and “deadly stuff” at a time he was publicly dismissing it as no worse than the flu. Woodward, the celebrated Washington Post journalist and best-selling author, spoke with Trump more than a dozen times for his book. … [Read more...] about Woodward defends decision to withhold Trump’s virus comments