Brian Stelter Thinks Wolf Is the Worst

Andy Cush · 06/26/15 05:16PM

This afternoon, CNN media reporter and Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter tweeted and quickly deleted the phrase “Ugh wolf is the worst,” according to a tipster who provided us with the above screenshot. To whom might Stelter have been referring? Maybe Law and Order producer Dick Wolf? Perhaps he was complaining about the book Wolf Hall? Or could it be that he was talking smack about his esteemed colleague Wolf Blitzer?

.Mic Is Rich as Hell But Everyone's Still Miserable

Gabrielle Bluestone · 06/19/15 04:45PM

The website .Mic snapped up a casual $17 million in funding this week to better inform millennials of Things That Sum Up Everything About Something and it seems like founders Jake Horowitz and Christopher Altchek are pretty happy. Pretty unhappy, however, are the website’s employees, who say morale is worse than ever.

Do You Have a Copy of NBC’s Devastating Brian Williams Investigation?

J.K. Trotter · 06/19/15 03:50PM

Yesterday, NBC News announced the permanent demotion of disgraced Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who will serve as breaking news manager for MSNBC. Network executives came to this decision after an internal investigation turned up “a number of inaccurate statements” made by Williams “about his own role and experiences.” However, as Michael Calderone at The Huffington Post notes, “NBC opted against transparency and declined to make public its findings.”

Rolling Stone Lays Off Staffers, Including Longtime Writer David Fricke

Jordan Sargent · 06/17/15 05:10PM

This afternoon, Rolling Stone—along with fellow Wenner Media properties Us Weekly and Men’s Journal*—laid off several employees, including longtime editor and critic David Fricke, who has been the magazine’s most recognizable writer for several decades.

Fusion Is the Least Wanted Network on Television

Jordan Sargent · 06/17/15 01:55PM

We’ve learned that nobody reads or watches Fusion, but as the legend goes, Felix Salmon’s dream journal still harbors a plan to get rich by making people, via their cable companies, pay for its television network. It sounds like a fine enough scheme as any in our current media wasteland, but they better get moving on it before television watchers are able to reject the channel outright.

New York Times Regrets Calling Dead Irish Students Drunk Party Animals

J.K. Trotter · 06/17/15 01:30PM

Yesterday, the New York Times published an article about a deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley that killed six college students from Ireland who had been partying on the structure. The victims had come to California on the J1 work-visa program—which, the Times noted in the second paragraph of the article, has become “a source of embarrassment for Ireland, marked by a series of high-profile episodes involving drunken partying and the wrecking of apartments in places like San Francisco and Santa Barbara.”