During my first year attempting to be a writer post-college, I would fire off what I thought were pretty good pitches in between bartending and babysitting shifts, only to be rejected or worse, flat-out ignored. To be fair to the editors, these pitches were terrible. They were often topics, not ideas. When they were…
If you are a follower of Today’s Political Discourse, you probably already know who the headline is referring to: dumb-as-rocks politics man Chris Cillizza, whose latest blight on humanity is a fantastically dumb defense of Ivanka Trump.
The Time 100 is the magazine’s annual list of 100 “titans,” “pioneers,” and influential “artists.” What it really gives us, though, is the kind of sinister power pairings that only Time (or, you know, the current world order) could bring together. Think of it as the evil saluting the evil.
When Tribune Publishing rebranded as “tronc” last year, there was much snide mockery, because “tronc” is a dumb name. Now, after some time has passed, there are even more things to mock tronc about.
This, I guess, is the next issue of The Atlantic, a fancy magazine for men who aspire to be on panels.
This week, the New York Times—a paper which has seen subscriptions soar as The Resistance seeks its media savior—hired Bret Stephens, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, as its newest opinion columnist. Allow us to offer you a broad sample of his past work.
Why do you read THE POLITICO? For politics news, or perhaps to reminisce of sweet Mike Allen daydreams of old. I am not psychic, but I doubt that you read THE POLITICO because you are dying to know where each and every reporter attended college.
Two prestigious prize winners—from one small school?
A disturbing Business Insider report yesterday said that writers at Breitbart have been asked by managers to “refrain from writing stories critical of Jared Kushner,” presumably for political reasons. If only there were an institution of some sort that could protect the site’s editorial integrity...
After video of a man being brutally dragged off an overbooked United flight from Louisville to Chicago on Sunday night tore across the internet, one New York Times columnist bravely set out to find the World’s Worst Take on the outrage.
On Friday morning, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria solemnly declared that Donald Trump’s airstrikes in Syria had irrevocably transformed him.
Not so long ago, Nick Denton used to boast that Gawker Media was the last true beachhead of “independent media” in America. How quickly things change. Does “independent media” even mean anything, any more? Did it ever?