Becoming a regular columnist at a prestigious newspaper is one of the cushiest and most coveted jobs in journalism. Strangely, almost every newspaper columnist sucks. Maybe the problem is the entire concept.
Can you spot the issues with this tweet?
The White House press corps is fighting mad over their own collective decision not to air press briefings from the White House.
To all the monsters out there who have the nerve to try to take a picture of one of our most high-ranking public officials: What is wrong with you?
Chris Cillizza, a hackneyed Arrested Development reaction gif with a high-paying journalism job, had one of his trademark run-ins with the “outrage police” this week, when he tweeted something dumb and was told by many people that it was dumb. Here was the thing:
Hark... what tis upon the horizon there? An angel? No—it doth a piece of shit phoned-in column by a lazy worn-out media guy. Hail!
A good game to play for a certain brand of media nerd is “will New York Times public editor Liz Spayd ever write a worthwhile column?” Well, Spayd’s latest masterpiece just dropped, and after reading it, I can safely report that the answer is: “definitely not yet.”
Yesterday, we were all shocked to learn that Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte had physically attacked Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. Congratulations to everyone involved.
It is understandable to want to refrain from saying ugly things about people who have just died, but Roger Ailes makes that tradition somewhat difficult.
Chris Cillizza, a highly accomplished CNN pundit whose salary I don’t even want to contemplate, is bringing his unparalleled analytical skills to bear on Donald Trump’s current political crisis.
If you’ve been on the internet this month, you’ve definitely been exposed to the most successful ad in the history of Twitter. Millions of people and countless media outlets have propagated the heartwarming story of a giant corporation buying a priceless amount of advertising for close to free. If you, like me, are…
Donald Trump has an idea:
The New Yorker’s May 22 cover will feature an image of Attorney General Jeff Sessions pulling now-former FBI director James Comey off of a plane while President Donald Trump looks over Sessions’ shoulder.
The crashing sound you hear is not Western democracy falling apart; rather, it is the wave of populism and also nationalism breaking at last on the borders of the land of Napoleon. This week we may finally put down our Freedom Fries and cry: Vive le France.
We take it as a given that the New York Times Real Estate section is the most hilariously blatant example of blinkered classism this side of the Victorian era. Obviously. Sometimes, though, they really outdo even themselves.
I don’t know if it’s because I have been in this exact situation before, but hand to God (I was raised Catholic, so you can trust me here), I laughed so loud and for so long after reading this.