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Gabe Sherman Feted by Liberal Group

Party people: PFAW and friends let loose.

Party people: PFAW and friends let loose.

People for the American Way (PFAW) hosted a little office-building soiree for Gabe Sherman‘s book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, the other day. And though Gabe received his due plaudits from the left-leaning crowd, the name on everyone’s lips was Roger Ailes.

In his introduction, Sherman and PFAW President Michael Keegan both spoke of meeting the Fox News President at an event hosted by The Hollywood Reporter in New York while Sherman was working on his book. While Keegan’s interaction with Ailes was genial (with Ailes complimenting PFAW’s work), Sherman’s, only a few minutes later, wasn’t.

Ailes insisted that Sherman “stop harassing [his] wife” and eventually blustered that “you’re only able to write your book because I’ve been protecting the First Amendment!”

PFAW Pres. __ introduces the man of the hour.

PFAW Pres. Michael Keegan introduces the man of the hour.

In a Q&A later, Sherman pointed to demographic trends as an existential threat to Ailes’ network. He also speculated that Ailes and Fox News still haven’t figured out how to cover the brewing civil war in the GOP, but “if people are shooting at each other, he wants them shooting on Fox.”

Other guests included Josh Keating of Slate, Asawin Suebsaeng and Patrick Caldwell of Mother Jones, Jim Newell of The Guardian, and Stephanie Green of Bloomberg.

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FP’s Glasser: “Mike Allen’s Got Nothing on Us”

In a memo to staff this morning, FP Editor Susan Glasser praised Josh Keating and David Kenner for the growth of “Morning Brief,” the magazine’s daily email that has grown to 50,000 subscribers.  Glasser joked that “Mike Allen has nothing on our [FP's] amazing Morning Brief duo/iron men of world news,” citing the New York Times magazine piece that quoted Allen’s pre-fame following at around 30,000 subscribers. 

Glasser’s full memo after the jump and signup for Morning Brief here

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FP Celebrates a Year of Success

In an email this morning, Foreign Policy’s Susan Glasser praised her staff for a solid year of growth since the relaunch of ForeignPolicy.com (5 times more traffic since last year). Glasser congratulated the FP team for “a record-breaking 5.8 million pageviews in December and more than 45 million page views for the year.”

The memo also addressed upcoming announcements like the launch of a new blog and a new deal to feature FP content on washingtonpost.com.

While many are dodging pink slips, it’s great to hear that some outlets are celebrating success. Congrats to FP!

Glasser’s full memo after the jump.

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