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Michael Wolff

The Times Is Up for Grabs and the Race to Get It Is On

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The people truly interested in the Times are limited to a smaller and smaller circle. And yet, for us, the Times is -- as well as a dying way of life -- an irresistible soap opera.

HuffPost's Jason Linkins Discusses California's Troubled Film Industry On CNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Jason Linkins appeared on CNBC Friday to discuss the threats facing California's film industry. CNBC's Julia Boors...

Murdoch Will Change the Web -- If He Can Find It

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Rupert Murdoch is mad as hell about the Internet and is going to do something about it.

Apple Without Steve Jobs Means Twitter

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

Forget about whether Apple buying Twitter is a boneheaded move. Here's what it is: It isn't a Steve Jobs move. This is the first sign of the post-Jobs Apple.

Will Newser End Without Newspapers?

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

Michael Wolff depends entirely on working journalists to make his case that newspapers suck. Wolff can't source a blog without the Times, but we're supposed to renounce the paper?

Can the Times Save Us -- and Itself?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

If only ever-so-slowly, it may have caught up with the Times that its future hangs in the balance of economic recovery.

Who Are These People on the Supreme Court?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

With the announcement of the imminent resignation of Justice Souter, we get a close-up view of what an odd bird he is.

The Swine Flu Crisis Is Now Over -- or Will Be

Michael Wolff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Wolff

As the WHO raises its warning to just this side of official pandemic, and Joe Biden tells his family to avoid confined spaces, the backlash is also setting in.

Drudge, Swine Flu, & Audience Envy

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ashley Rindsberg

According to Michael Wolff, the Drudge Report is a long-gone bygone, little more than the "leftover" tatters of transitional late 1990s media.

101 Obama Nights: Are They Real?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Everywhere there is the obvious, almost pained, inability to criticize Obama on his first hundred days. Here's the reasonable question to ask of a person who is universally loved: Is he a fake?

Arlen Specter Is Old but Not Dumb

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Nobody's going to cast an uncritical vote for a 79-year-old if there's a sentient alternative. Except, of course, the Democratic president of the United States.

Don't Shake Hands With a Mexican

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The reporters at yesterday's White House press briefing were determined to make swine flu not just big news, but practically Watergate.

What's So Bad About Steven Rattner?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

I've been writing about Steve Rattner pretty steadily for five or six years. He's been one of my favorite characters from the age of financial ambition.

Sexy Job of the Future: the Almighty Fact-Checker

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

It's sad to think that journalistic standards, and reliability, is slipping away as magazines and newspapers shut down. But this is creating a great Hollywood close-up for the humble fact-checker.

Hannity Wants to Be the Face of US Torture

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

You wouldn't necessarily think that the right wing would want to distinguish itself by its enthusiasm for torture, but that's clearly the message Sean Hannity is gleefully sending.

Michael Wolff Divorce: Victoria Floethe Affair Ends Marriage

New York Post | Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MICHAEL Wolff is finally free to flaunt his girlfriend. The bald, trout-pouted Vanity Fair writer, 55, has been carrying on a steamy public affair wit...

The New York Times Is Falling Down, Falling Down...

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

There's the letter from the Times threatening criminal prosecution that arrived in our offices at Newser the other day.

All is Vanity (Fair): The Man Who Owns the News

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

In Michael Wolff's book, he serves lots of candy and cat food as he tells the story of Murdoch's rise from scion of a smallish Australian newspaper empire to master of the universe in today's media world.

GOP House Member To Rush Limbaugh: Back Off

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rush Limbaugh is taking heat from all sides for his comments about hoping President Obama's administration is a failure. Bill Bennett disagreed with ...

The Times Dies

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

I don't know of anyone now -- at least anyone who isn't employed by the Times -- who believes that the business, as currently organized and managed, can survive.

Jon Stewart Talks Rupert Murdoch: Not Powerful, Just Tool Of Powerful People (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jon Stewart hosted Michael Wolff, author of Rupert Murdoch bioraphy "The Man Who Owns The News," Tuesday night on "The Daily Show." Stewart, who has ...

Michael Wolff's Murdoch Book Sales Lackluster

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein reported last week that Amazon sales for Michael Wolff's much-hyped biography of Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns The ...

Conrad Black Rips Apart Michael Wolff's Rupert Murdoch Biography

The Daily Beast | Conrad Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch is the greatest media owner in history because he built a little company into a huge one, cracked the outrageous London print unions, b...

Judith Regan Slams Michael Wolff Over Murdoch Book: "He's A Repulsive Specimen"

New York Daily News | Rush and Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Judith Regan has had enough. The most-talked-about publisher in bookdom has brushed off two unflattering profiles by her former college pal Michael W...

Sam Stein

New Murdoch Book Sales Disappointing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite getting very good play by the press, Michael Wolff's new book on Rupert Murdoch is not burning up the best-seller lists. "The Man Who Owns Th...