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Michael Wolff

Sandra Bullock: Nazi-Fetishist Babe or Super Mom? You Decide

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Wolff

Having somehow avoided the paparazzi armies, Bullock's got a new baby, a secret new black baby from New Orleans who she's been caring for since January but hasn't told anyone about.

The GOP Won in Iraq--the Dems Lost Afghanistan

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Ohmygod, a narrative shift. Of vast and shameless proportions. We won the Iraq war. Won! We're losing in Afghanistan--or, Barack Obama is losing in...

Is Limbaugh Verboten at Fox?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The most natural topic in the world for Fox News -- a positive look at a leading conservative -- is peculiarly absent from the network. Radio silence. Not a whisper. Could it be because Limbaugh, in the book, aimed a choice zinger at Bill O'Reilly?

We Don't Care About the British Election--but Some Pointers Anyway

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Wolff

The British election has finally hit the US. It was front page news in yesterday's New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Robert Thomson, the Journal...

It's Not Obama's World

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The world seems to be running away from the president. Pakistan, our ally (with a little critical interpretation), is pushing to undermine or sidelin...

Does Steve Jobs Really Hate the Press This Much?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Seriously, what could possibly be on Steve's mind? Think about the process that would go on--or certainly ought to go on--before a company gets the p...

Grumpy Old Men: Redstone Slams Murdoch

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Sumner Redstone thinks Rupert Murdoch's obsession with the Wall Street Journal and with newspapers in general is cockamamie and nearly suicidal. Mur...

Creepy Steve Jobs May Not Want You to Read This (or Will Break Down Your Door)

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Speaking of Apple's weird and scary overreactions--yes, good idea, have the police storm the Gizmodo editor's house in the lost iPhone prototype caper...

Murdoch Chronicles: Is Rupert Pissed at James?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

James Murdoch's understanding with his father has been that, at an imminent time, he would take the next step in the family succession by moving to Ne...

This Could Be the Last Journalist--Pity the Business

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Russ Smith, who started and ran the New York Press, used to write a column for the paper that was one of the first unfiltered critiques of the obnoxio...

How to Stop the Leak

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Wolff

I have no idea if this guy, Christopher Brownfield, who is saying on the op-ed page of the Times that we should blow up the run-amok BP oil well, has ...

Is Steve Jobs Off His Meds?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Wolff

Steve Jobs is either having fun or going nuts--it's sometimes easy to mistake that tonal difference in an email, quite a few of which Steve has been f...

Can the New York Times Save My Mother?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The New York Times, in a front page story yesterday, explained that my mother has "hospital delirium."

Here's an Afghanistan Strategy

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

It's turning into a comic book war. Curiously, the White House hardly seems to be pretending otherwise. Ridiculous allies are usually treated with g...

Should the People at Goldman Be Surprised?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

It is now just dawning on the people inside of Goldman Sachs that they might be destroyed--not just humbled, but disappeared from the face of the eart...

Is Elena Kagan Gay?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The White House, strangely, denied the accusation that Kagan is gay, which means all evidence about the poor woman's sexual comings and goings suddenly becomes fair game.

Al Gore, Nikki Haley: The New Sex Scandal Politics

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

We're entering an unlikely phase of scandal politics: the deny-it stage.

Is the First Lady a Liar--or Just a Dopey Mom?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

It's pretty certain--make that absolutely certain--the White House is lying. Perhaps even more dispiriting, it's Michelle Obama who's doing it. It's p...

Afghanistan: It Actually Gets Worse

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Wolff

Karzai's game is obviously changed. Where before he was a two-bit drug-lord middleman, the US some months ago informs him he's potentially one of the richest men in the world.

College: Did You Hear Yet?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Wolff

Today is April 15, which is, as well as tax day, much more importantly, the official college acceptance--or rejection or waiting list--day (though the...

The Pulitzer Prizes: Who Killed Journalism?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Journalism used to be a humble, relatively crap profession in awe of novelists and real men of letters.

Supreme Court: Does It Matter Who's the Next Justice?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

There are two kinds of Americans: those who care fervently about the Supreme Court and those who care, mostly, not a whit at all about it.

Why Israel Needs Helen Thomas

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Wolff

Helen Thomas expressed a cockeyed and impractical position about Israel--one held by much of the world--and lost her job because of it. This is a bor...

The Last Mogul: Has Steve Jobs Won?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Wolff

The age of Steve Jobs is, to say the least, unexpected. Windows knocked him off the main stage for 10 years; then the Internet seemed to sideline him; then he had problems with the SEC; then he nearly died.

The Paywall: Will Good Writing Save Murdoch?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

I have three British friends who write literate and stylish columns that will soon go behind Rupert Murdoch's paywall at the Times and Sunday Times of...