Friday, January 9, 2008
The kf Curse! It turns out that alleged CarCzar Designee Steven Rattner, endorsed in this space yesterday , has a large and embarrassing** conflict of interest . NY Post covers . ... More suprisingly, the New York Times picks up on the Post 's sniping at Pinch Sulzberger's BFF . But only online (as far as I can see). Rattner's ... special status seems to continue in the print edition (although I won't know for sure until tomorrow)...
**--[ Embarrassing?--ed He bought Blender !] According to the NY Post :
Cerberus [which owns Chrysler] recently notified Rattner and his group that they're in technical default of terms to repay a $125 million loan that he used to bankroll his $250 million purchase, two years ago, of sexy lad magazine Maxim and pop-music magazine Blender.
Guy who can't run Maxim wants to run GM! But he still wrote a great union-bashing article . ... 11:25 P.M.
Thrown into the Burris patch : What makes everyone so sure that Majority Leader Harry Reid was " beaten " and "outfoxed" in the matter of Roland Burris? He was beaten and outfoxed into having one more Democratic senator than he was counting on having. A few more of these beatings and he'll pass card check with 5 votes to spare. ... 10:00 P.M.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.