Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Bercovici’
Conde Nast Portfolio has folded according to The Business Insider:
Executives just finished a meeting to inform staffers. In the meeting, there was a round of applause for editor Joanne Lipman.
Jeff Bercovici over at Portfolio asks if Presidential Nominee John McCain still plans on have biweekly press conferences and use the ‘Kennedy model’ like he told a group of reporters American Magazine Conference in Fajardo, Puerto Rico in 2005:
“You’re going to answer the question sooner or later, so it might as well be sooner,” he [McCain] said, even if it meant enduring “some pretty good scrubbings from the media.”
Of course, all that was long before the Arizona senator chose to make media-bashing a primary plank in his 2008 platform. Just today, his top strategist, Steve Schmidt, went to town on The New York Times, harrumphing that the paper, which has been reporting on the campaign’s ties to mortgage-industry lobbyists, “is today not by any standard a journalistic organization” Schmidt’s outburst follows weeks of attacks on the press over its supposedly unfair treatment of Sarah Palin.
It’s hard to imagine the McCain who claims to see reporters as members of a vast left-wing conspiracy is still willing to submit himself to interrogation at the hands of those same reporters every fortnight. So I put the question, via email and phone messages, to three McCain spokesmen: Is the candidate willing to reiterate his pledge to hold biweekly press conferences as president?
I haven’t heard back from any of them. If any fellow journalists are reading this out on the campaign trail, maybe you could press for an answer?
GASP. “In a world torn by politics – bonds are severed, friends are ripped apart. Love forbidden. The love that once was – can never be again.” Sniffle. Pass the popcorn.
Speaking of softballs – how easy is that title to make fun of? Come Larry you’re not even trying anymore.
Has Anybody Seen My Pants? Backstage with the King of Talk
Hnnh…What? No, Of Course Not. I was Just Resting My Eyes for a Second
What Did You Say Your Show Is Called Again, Mr. Seinfeld?
Yeah, if Portfolio starts making fun of you – your title is a tee ball.
“Take this latest release, announcing the hiring of Tim Dukes as vice president of promotions for broadcast and interactive:
“Sean Compton, the SVP/programming for our broadcasting division, and I wanted one special person to lead our national promotional efforts online and on-air and to complement the existing product pros at Tribune,” said Marc Chase, Tribune Interactive president. “When that person wasn’t available, we went to Tim instead.”
Really, Sam? A giant conglomerate full of professional writers and producers, and the best you can come up with is material Henny Youngman cut from his bar mitzvah speech?
Jeff goes on…
NYU’s Jay Rosen slaps Michael Skube around in the LAT.
JT LeRoy has a maid and Jeff Bercovici throws a punch at the NYT.
WoW reports on David Hasselhoff’s shake down of OK!.
TMZ gets another tongue lashing from Tabloid Baby.
CIA, COS, ZOG, FEMA, HIV–one of these is not like the others, as STC stomps on conspiracy theories.
(photo by Amy Alkon)