Rachel Maddow Lands a Scoop, Then Makes Viewers Wait – The New York Times

Rachel Maddow on her show last week in New York. Credit An Rong Xu for The New York Times Rachel Maddow had a big scoop, and she handled it her way. With a single tweet on Tuesday, Ms. Maddow, the MSNBC anchor, set the political world ablaze, announcing at 7:36 p.m. that she was poised […]

‘Missing Richard Simmons,’ the Morally Suspect Podcast – The New York Times

The logo for the “Missing Richard Simmons” podcast by Dan Taberski. For decades, the fitness guru Richard Simmons was Hollywood’s most accessible celebrity. He was a talk show fixture, a leader of weight loss cruises and an instructor of $12 classes at his Beverly Hills workout studio, Slimmons. He greeted tour buses in front of […]

DNAinfo Editor Leaves Amid Gothamist Merger Turmoil

Joe Ricketts. Photo: AP John Ness is out as editor-in-chief of DNAinfo.com, sources in the newsroom have told Jezebel. Ness did not return a request for comment about the circumstances of his leaving. We do know, however, that members of DNAinfo’s most senior editorial staff were laid off in the run-up to the announcement earlier […]

The Dismal Thrillist Anti-Union Campaign 

Illustration by Jim Cooke Successful union campaigns have flourished across the digital media industry over the past year and a half. Few have run into more anti-union pushback than the one currently happening at Thrillist. And employees are pissed. On February 15, editorial staffers at the lifestyle site Thrillist announced that they were joining the […]

You Cretins Are Going To Get Thousands Of People Killed

Here’s what you have to understand about the sort of people who become anchors, nonpartisan pundits, centrist columnists, and cable news political correspondents: They didn’t sign up to be the resistance. They don’t want Donald Trump to fail. They want him to “pivot” and “act presidential.” Yeah, there are guys (and it is guys, for […]

The White House’s Politico slime job, from start to finish – The Washington Post

Sean Spicer arrives at Trump Tower in New York on Nov. 17. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Politico reporter Alex Isenstadt paid a certain price for his Sunday scoop about White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s treatment of his underlings in the White House communications office. Under the headline “Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak […]