Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Frank Rich: It’s “Rare” To Grow Up In Washington Outside of Politics

As a certified Native Washingtonian, Frank Rich really ought to know better than to say things this stupid to the New York Times:
The family settled back in Washington when Louis-Dreyfus was 8, and she grew up there, watching the world of Washington as both a native and an outsider. It gives her an edge, says [...]

NYT Changes Digital Access: What Will You Do?

Jim Romenesko notes that the New York Times—which switched to a paywall a year ago—is cutting in half the number of free articles it allows the hoi polloi to read each month, from 20 to 10, starting in April. "The paper also said that as of Sunday, March 18 — one year after launching paid [...]

The Needle: When $77 Million Isn’t Enough Edition

More Money, More Problems: Ordinarily, finding an extra $77 million in tax revenue floating around the District's budget would be great news. But since the D.C. Council was hoping to find an extra $135 million, today's announcement of new revenue projections actually came as a bit of a disappointment. The wait list for how to [...]

Tommy Wells Tweets Response to New York Times

In yesterday's edition, the New York Times editorial board took on Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells' residency requirement for homeless services bill.  The board called his proposal "inhumane" and suggested it was simply "very bad public policy." The board also cited the CFO which stated that Wells' bill wouldn't save the city any money. Late [...]

New York Times Slams Wells’ Homeless Services Legislation

Today, the New York Times' editorial board took the unusual step of issuing an opinion on a local D.C. issue. The board thoroughly shreds Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells' incredibly lazy proposal to limit homeless services to District residents. If only the Washington Post would be so bold.
Times editorial after the jump.

Star Biz Reporter Jumps from WaPo to NYT

Binyamin Appelbaum, an anchor of the Washington Post's national business coverage for two years, is leaving the paper for the rival New York Times. Speaking of his soon-to-be employer, Appelbaum notes: "It's a phenomenal paper and and incredible audience and I'm really excited about working there. It's just a great opportunity."
When asked if his decision [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Pat Bowlen to Dan Snyder: Take My Ex-Wife, Please!

Right before Christmas, I read an ESPN report that said Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen gave a "ringing endorsement" of his former coach, Mike Shanahan, during private conversations with Dan Snyder. I thought that was an odd leak, given that Bowlen just fired Shanahan a year ago, after Shanny lost a four-game division lead in [...]

It’s the Holiday Season: Have You Made Your Racially Segregated Gift List?

It's the holiday season, and you're working away on your gift list. Normally, you probably make just one. But this year, you really should consider separating out your gift recipients by skin color. Luckily, the New York Times is here to help!
The NYTPicker notes that the Old Gray Lady's '09 Holiday Gift Guide includes a [...]

What Would You Pay To Read An Award-Winning Alt-Weekly?

Yesterday, the New York Times announced that it would be cutting 100 newsroom jobs via buyouts and layoffs. When the best paper in the country has to cut jobs, that's bad, very bad news. Anyone that's checked out lately will tell you that the news industry isn't clamoring for reporters. But the news provoked [...]

Michelle Rhee: Not the Real Braveheart

Haven't had enough fun at the expense of Chancellor Michelle Rhee's "Braveheart" Education Next story? Head over to D.C. Wire, where Bill Turque makes a medieval jab at the profile and its over-the-top lead image:
"The accompanying story by June Kronholz is, as the picture suggests, almost uniformly admiring. Although it doesn't address what happened to [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Are Snyder’s Redskins Worth Only 17 Cents a Share Now, Too?

Above is an ad e-mailed out by the Redskins ticket office this week. As you read this, remember, for chuckles, that just a couple months ago Redskins executive Mitch Gershman was claiming in press releases that the team had a waiting list of "over 200,000."
Sure, the Skins waiting list has long been bogus. But this [...]

Cheap Seats Daily Exclusive: Bogus Hogette Declares War on Real Hogettes!

Author's note: The Redskins lost. The rest of today's Cheap Seats Daily will be devoted to what is at once the bizarrest and the most pathetic episode to come out of this sorry season.
Be scared,  people: A fake Hogette is on the loose.
As if things weren't bad enough in Redskins Land, a dire APB went [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: If You’ve Got U2 Tickets, Don’t Read This! Just Leave Now!

J.P. Szymkowicz has a prediction for tonight's U2 concert at FedExField:
"It's going to be a mess," he says. "By 6 p.m. they'll start turning people away from the parking lots. It's going to be another Radiohead."
In concert go-er parlance, "another Radiohead" means "way @#$%^&*'d up!" A lack of usable parking spaces for the precious British [...]

Washington Post‘s Shadid to New York Times

Good get by Editor & Publisher's Joe Strupp: Pulitzer Prize-winning Middle East correspondent Anthony Shadid is making the familiar jump from the Washington Post to the New York Times, joining Peter Baker, Peter S. Goodman, David Segal, Mark Leibovich, Serge Kovaleski, Michael Powell, Jo Becker, Sharon Waxman, and others who escape me at the moment. [...]

Weekend in Review

Joel B. Anthony took the words right out of my mouth. Writing on the Washington Post's Free for All page on Saturday, Mr. Anthony articulated a lingering feel that I'd had about a piece of columnizing by Washington Postie Michael Wilbon.