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?
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MEDIAUSAT]Wall Street Journal managing editor Marcus Brauchli is a contender for the executive-editor position at the Washington Post. Other front-runners are Post managing editor Phil Bennett and New York Times deputy managing editor Jonathan Landman. [Radar, MarketWatch]New Republic]The Village Voice is trying to work out an agreement with its new owner, the Phoenix-based New Times company. [NYP] … [Read more...] about The Donald Will Go On
MEDIAMeet the Press host Tim Russert was nothing personal; she’d only met him once. In fact, she doesn’t know most of the people she insults: “I have a whole section in my book describing Bob Woodward as the dumb blonde of American journalism. You could say there was something personal but I’ve barely met him.” [Mixed Media/Portfolio]CNN and Fox have cracked down on their journalists who took an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas courtesy of JetBlue and Thrillist. The New York Post and Daily News, however, don’t seem to mind the junketeering. [Mixed Media/Portfolio]Seventeen and CosmoGirl editor-in-chief Atoosa Rubenstein follows in the footsteps of teen girls everywhere by posting bikini shots on her Facebook. Only these are preggers bikini shots. [Gawker] … [Read more...] about Tom Wolfe Still Making Sweeping, Mostly True Generalizations