Site Glitch Reveals Who Nominated Themselves For Pulitzer Prize

As part of its secretive judging process, the Pulitzer Prize committee closely guards the names of outlets and reporters who submit their work for consideration. But a loophole in the Prize’s online submission website inadvertently revealed that BuzzFeed and The Daily Beast sought but did not win journalism’s highest… » 4/17/14 5:00pm Thursday 5:00pm

ABC News Demands Pulitzer Credit; Prize Winners Call ABC Idiots

ABC News has never won a Pulitzer Prize, since Pulitzers are not for television. That didn’t stop ABC News president Ben Sherwood from demanding that the awards committee (which doesn’t recognize television) recognize ABC for its role in the reporting that won another (non-television) outlet a Pulitzer earlier this… » 4/16/14 5:45pm 4/16/14 5:45pm

Condé Nast Frowns On Fashion Reporter’s Instagrammed Junket

Over the past weekend, a P.R. firm called The Social Co. hosted a group of fashion journalists and bloggers for a gratis getaway at the Maidstone, an East Hampton hotel where mid-priced rooms go for $845 per night. Among the attendees was David Yi, a staff reporter at Condé Nast’s Women’s Wear Daily, who meticulously… » 4/08/14 1:35pm 4/08/14 1:35pm

Bill O’Reilly at Catholic Fundraiser: I Want to Beat Up De Blasio

Bill O’Reilly wants to pummel the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, for demonizing the wealthy. “I want to beat him up,” the Fox News anchor said of Hizzoner. (You can hear the audio above.) O’Reilly revealed his violent wish at a Thursday fundraiser for the Church of Saint Mary, a Catholic parish and K-12 school … » 4/04/14 3:45pm 4/04/14 3:45pm

David Brooks May Not Have Gotten Divorced After All

Back in November, the Washington Post reported that New York Times columnist David Brooks and his wife of 27 years, Sarah, were divorcing. The unsourced item, under the collective byline of the “Reliable Source” gossip column, rattled a certain portion of the Acela corridor: Here was a leading conservative pundit, a… » 4/02/14 4:00pm 4/02/14 4:00pm

Here’s a Ringtone of Anderson Cooper Saying “Cocksucker”

Silver wolverine Animorph and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper appeared today on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show, The Howard Stern Show, to address his feud with Alec Baldwin over the aging actor’s penchant for calling people “queens” and, yes, “cocksucking fags.” » 3/31/14 5:55pm 3/31/14 5:55pm

The New Owner of Newsweek Believes Homosexuality Can Be Cured

Last year, IBT Media acquired Newsweek from IAC, hoping to use the magazine’s name to redeem the company’s reputation as a soulless content farm controlled, in part, by right-wing Moonie leader David Jang. In a lengthy profile of IBT founder Johnathan Davis, Guardian reporter Jon Swaine reveals that the 31-year-old… » 3/28/14 3:10pm 3/28/14 3:10pm