Michael M. Thomas, New York Observer columnist, Forbes.com and Daily Beast contributor and author of several books including the recently published “Love & Money,” has decided to leave the salmon-colored paper after 22 years.
Thomas, a recent Morning Media Menu podcast guest, wrote about his decision to leave the Observer on his personal blog Midas Watch (which has the same name as his Observer column) on Sunday, and sent a letter out to friends.
“It looks as if the NY Observer and I are parting company for good,” he said. “The new owner stands pretty much squarely on the side of those whom I consider the bad guys in the great civic and financial equations that govern our parlous existence. That his prospective father-in-law is Donald Trump, a person known to earlier readers of the NYO ‘Midas Watch’ as ‘the Prince of Swine,’ only adds to the confusion.”
Thomas said he’ll stick to blogging, about “books, food, the media, golf, music, Wall Street, manners, the writer’s trade, Brooklyn, local politics, the Hamptons,” and anything else that interests him.