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Contributing Editor — New York Magazine

National Affairs Editor at New York Magazine. Author of NYT best seller THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ROOM

Spending Proves Taxing — A deathly silence reigned in most of the city's high-end stores this week-except for the occasional retail Republican. Brooks Brothers, that preppy bastion, was offering a weeklong 20 percent discount for Republicans who showed their delegate cards. On Sunday, however, the Fifth Avenue store was obscured behind scores of policemen, who stood out front scribbling on notepads as they received their "heightened-security" assignments.

(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News — Illustration by André Carrilho On a snowy evening in December, Brian Williams and his wife, Jane, met with a small group of NBC executives for a ­celebratory dinner in a private room at Del Posto, Mario Batali's restaurant in Chelsea.

Fox News Should Thank MoJo for O’Reilly Story -- NYMag — Last week, when Mother Jones published an article casting doubt on Bill O'Reilly's boasts of covering the Falklands War and other active conflict zones, the magazine positioned the scoop as an exposé with career-ending implications. "Bill O'Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams Problem," blared the headline.

David Carr Was the Times’ Biggest Cheerleader -- NYMag — Twenty-four hours before he died, David Carr was kicking back in a plush chair in the green room at CNN. He was wearing an undertaker's black suit and tie, which seemed an appropriate uniform: We were both waiting to go on air to talk about the death of Brian Williams's television career.

Williams Wishes He Were Tonight Show Host -- NYMag — NBC News execs are currently deciding the fate of Brian Williams: The Nightly News anchor and his agent met with NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke in the last 24 hours, and were presented with a dossier of Williams's apparent lies, according to sources.

Yikes! You’re In Überclass City, Post-Cab Hike — Three new Furies have suddenly appeared over Manhattan, inducing faux-shock in the media and nervous laughter at parties. Please welcome the Million-Dollar Apartment, the $200 pair of jeans and the $10 cross-town cab fare-you'll be seeing a lot of them.

There’s Talk About Bloomberg Buying the Times -- NYMag — For years now, it has been speculated in media circles that Mike Bloomberg could be a white knight and save the New York Times. Now it appears he may actually have tried to do it. Near the end of Bloomberg's time as mayor, he told Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

Reasons to Love New York 2014 — When Nate Silver, the ­statistics-­savvy ­presidential-campaign prognosticator, uprooted his data-driven FiveThirtyEight blog from the New York Times and moved it to ESPN and ABC News in July 2013, a chorus of media observers rushed to deliver dire predictions about what his departure meant for the ' online prospects.

Jon Stewart Might Have Been Meet the Press Host -- NYMag

At CNN, ‘Harsh’ Layoffs Amid Record Profits -- NYMag

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Apr 24, 2015

@mcbob @EricBoehlert He did deny it. But national press covered story aggressively (esp @Isikoff )

Apr 24, 2015

@DeAnn_1 @EricBoehlert Not defending them. Pointing out a previous pattern in Clinton scandal coverage.

Apr 24, 2015

@workinwithwords I agree all that matters are facts and it's a legitimate story. My point is about the effectiveness of the book's rollout.

Apr 24, 2015

Same pattern with Clinton Cash. Rightwing media followed major reports in NYT, @washingtonpost and elsewhere. Brilliant political move.

Apr 24, 2015

In my book I report how Ailes told Fox anchors not to cover Lewinsky until MSM reported on affair. He wanted story to gain legitimacy.

Apr 24, 2015

Frenzy over Clinton Cash reminds me of 90s frenzy over White Water and Lewinsky. Both MSM and rightwing media aligned on coverage

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