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  • Newsweek Exec in Secret Tape: We Gotta Turn the Business Around or We’re Dead

    03/09/2018 7:25:51 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 9, 2018 | Maxwell Tani
    Two weeks ago, Newsweek Media Group Chief Content Officer Dayan Candappa said the company had just five weeks to turn around its business, or it might have to shutter for good. “I wish I could varnish this, it would be an easier conversation to have,” Candappa said in audio of the meeting obtained by The Daily Beast. “I think we can pull out of this, but we have to execute with the precision of a brain surgeon. Really, we have to do everything right.” In the private conversation with top editors on Feb. 21, lasting nearly 90 minutes, the CCO...
  • Newsweek is unable to pay its bills, faces eviction

    02/27/2018 4:34:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Hot ^ | February 27, 2018 | John Sexton
    When we checked in with Newsweek last week, the magazine had just published a news article critical of the magazine’s owners. That article only saw the light of day after a number of reporters and editors threatened to quit if it were spiked. It came after two top editors were fired and a raid based on an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney. Today, the Daily Beast reports the struggling magazine is unable to pay its rent and may face eviction. Guardian Life Insurance, the sub-landlord for the company’s downtown Manhattan office, informed International Business Times Inc. in late November...

    02/15/2018 11:17:43 AM PST · by MNDude · 70 replies
    Wild conspiracy theories have a way of seeping into public discourse these days, thanks in part to the divided nature of U.S. politics, the growth of websites that actively promote them, such as InfoWars, and the capacity for fake news to spread virally on social media without any fact-checking or oversight. Enter “Q.” In late October, just days before a different InfoWars-inflated conspiracy—about anti-fascist protesters plotting a civil war—was about to fizzle, a user identified as Q on the imageboard website 4chan started posting vague, portentous messages related to an approaching “storm.” The user claimed to be a high-level government...
  • FBI Director Must Be Prepared to Resign Over Nunes Memo, Ex-Agents Warn

    02/01/2018 11:07:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 124 replies ^ | 02/01/2018 | Spencer Ackerman
    As Trump prepares to release a GOP document accusing the FBI of abuses, bureau alums hope Director Chris Wray holds the line—but has to be ready to walk. Former FBI agents are warning that FBI Director Christopher Wray has to be prepared to quit, should President Donald Trump assent over bureau objections to the release of a memo calling the FBI’s integrity into question. The release of the memo, considered imminent, shows no signs of stopping, even as the leader of Democrats in the House called on its Republican author, Devin Nunes, to be removed from his chairmanship of the...
  • 'Newsweek' Writer: I Hope GOP Sees Family Members Die

    02/09/2018 8:51:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 56 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 9, 2018 | Fox News Insider
    In a series of now-deleted tweets, senior Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald slammed House Republicans for voting for the ObamaCare replacement bill. The Daily Caller was able to capture the tweets before Eichenwald deleted them and softened his words.
  • Newsweek Editors Blast Exec to His Face: ‘What You're Doing Is Bulls**t.

    02/09/2018 5:51:34 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9 Feb 18 | Maxwell Tani
    During an increasingly ugly meeting, the company’s CCO refused to answer whether money laundering allegations were true and blamed staff for undermining the business. During a private meeting with editors this week, a top Newsweek executive blamed his own journalists for the magazine’s recent turmoil and refused to answer whether the company committed financial crimes. Newsweek Media Group interim Chief Content Officer Johnathan Davis took questions from editors for nearly 90 minutes on Wednesday, according to recording obtained by The Daily Beast, about firings and investigations that have engulfed the company. Last month, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office raided Newsweek...
  • Chaos at Newsweek: Top editors suddenly out

    02/05/2018 11:12:17 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Feburary 5,2018 | Hadas Gold
    Employees at Newsweek have been told that editor-in-chief Bob Roe and executive editor Ken Li have been fired, sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN. A reporter, Celeste Katz, who had written articles about financial issues at the magazine as well as an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's office into its parent company, Newsweek Media Group, was also let go, the sources said. Staff in Newsweek's New York offices were told to stop working and go home for the day on Monday afternoon, a source close to the newsroom told CNN. Katz was seen cleaning out her desk,...
  • Newsweek fires editor-in-chief, deputy editor and 3 reporters...

    02/05/2018 10:56:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/5/18 | STEPHEN REX BROWN, GRAHAM RAYMAN
    Chaos roiled the Newsweek offices Monday with the firings of the editor-in-chief, his number two and three reporters — possibly in retaliation for their unfavorable coverage of the company. Johnathan Davis, the co-founder/CEO of Newsweek Media Group, ordered the firing of top editor Bob Roe, his deputy Ken Li and reporters Celeste Katz and Josh Saul, as well as Josh Keefe, a reporter for the International Business Times, a sister company, a source said.
  • Powell's halo knocked ajar

    09/02/2006 9:46:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 2,676+ views
    On July 14, 2003, a Robert Novak column in The Washington Post outed the CIA-agent wife of vociferous Bush administration critic, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson. Thus was born the "Plame Affair" which quickly became a morality tale of how an out of control Bush Administration would do anything to justify its war in Iraq. A mere three days later, journalist David Corn, summarized the allegations that would color reporting on the Iraq War for the next three years and eventually lead to the indictment of a top aide to the vice president for lying to a grand jury: ((((THE OLD...
  • Newsweek And The International Business Times Has Been Buying Traffic And Engaging In Ad Fraud

    02/02/2018 6:16:34 PM PST · by D-fendr · 26 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Craig Silverman
    The publisher of Newsweek and the International Business Times has been engaging in fraudulent online traffic practices that helped it secure a major ad buy from a US government agency, according to a new report released today by independent ad fraud researchers., the publisher’s US business site, last year won a significant portion of a large video and display advertising campaign for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency. Social Puncher, a consulting firm that investigates online ad fraud, alleges in its report that the ads were displayed to an audience on that includes a significant amount...
  • Harvard professor, Newsweek mocked for claims Clinton can still become president

    01/19/2018 6:38:50 AM PST · by mandaladon · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Harvard Law School professor and Newsweek magazine were recently mocked after uncritically suggesting a scenario in which Hillary Clinton could still become the president. Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard Law School, outlined a scenario in which the former senator could take the reins of power in the event of a series of impeachments of the Trump administration. If President Trump resigns or gets impeached, Vice President Mike Pence resigns or is impeached and House Speaker Paul Ryan – who would legally become the heir to the top job – appoints Clinton...
  • Newsweek Settles with Journalist Smeared by Kurt Eichenwald

    01/18/2018 8:15:05 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 4 replies
    On Monday, after a total of 64 filings, the case was officially disposed of after the parties settled. (Details of the settlement are confidential)
  • NYPD officers raid Newsweek headquarters

    01/18/2018 11:30:53 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2018 | 2:07pm | Updated | Keith J. Kelly
    About two dozen NYPD offficers and investigators from the Manhattan district attorney’s office raided the offices of Newsweek and its parent company, IBT Media, on Thursday. IBT Media was co-founded by Jonathan Davis and Etienne Uzac. The IRS placed a $1.2 million federal tax lien against Uzac in December 2017. The agents were said to be photographing servers in the offices, but not downloading any files at the offices on 7 Hanover Square, according to sources. They appeared to be photographing the serial numbers on the machines, said a source.
  • Newsweek’s headquarters just got a visit from the police

    01/18/2018 10:48:02 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    The Outline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Adrianne Jeffries
    Cops came to the headquarters of Newsweek and IBT Media at 7 Hanover Square this morning. More than a dozen police showed up this morning at the office that serves as the shared headquarters for Newsweek magazine and IBT Media, which rebranded in 2017 as Newsweek Group, according to multiple sources who were present. The reason for the visit was not clear, but one employee said police were taking photos of the company’s servers. Employees said the police appeared to be from the NYPD, not the FBI. NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The office is...
  • NYPD officers raid Newsweek headquarters

    01/18/2018 11:39:31 AM PST · by bryan999 · 14 replies
    About two dozen NYPD offficers and investigators from the Manhattan district attorney’s office raided the offices of Newsweek and its parent company, IBT Media, on Thursday. IBT Media was co-founded by Jonathan Davis and Etienne Uzac. The IRS placed a $1.2 million federal tax lien against Uzac in December 2017. The agents were said to be photographing servers in the offices, but not downloading any files at the offices on 7 Hanover Square, according to sources. They appeared to be photographing the serial numbers on the machines, said a source.
  • Melania Trump orders removal of near-200-year-old tree from White House

    12/26/2017 12:49:20 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 140 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 12/26/2017 | Sydney Pereira
    The historic Jackson magnolia has been on the south facade of the White House since the 1800s—making it the oldest on the grounds. But Tuesday, Melania Trump reportedly made the decision to have it removed after tree specialists determined “the overall architecture and structure of the tree is greatly compromised.”
  • Ivanka Trump Vacation Photo Has Confederate Flag Behind Jared Kushner

    12/27/2017 3:03:47 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 59 replies
    On the morning after Christmas, first daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted photos of her husband, Jared Kushner, and son on a boat with the caption, “this fish is a trophy!” But many Twitter users were more interested in something in the background—a Confederate flag.
  • You’re a Better Man Than I Gunga Din

    12/27/2017 5:00:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-27-17 | MOTUS
    It turns out Bill O’Reilly was right all along: there IS a war on Christmas. Quick, without looking it up, somebody tell me what Pancha Ganapati isNewsweek pretty much confirmed as much with their Christmas Eve story titled “How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas To Promote White Nationalism.” Trump supporters say Americans have become too politically correct when they wish people happy holidays, a neutral term that can be used for people who celebrate Hanukkah, Eid, or any other religious holiday that takes place around the same time as Christmas. – ed. And let’s not forget the non-religious holidays...
  • Jeff Bezos Humiliation: Amazon Employees Embroiled In Sex Trafficking Scandal

    12/26/2017 1:31:20 AM PST · by SteveH · 69 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | December 25, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    According to a new report, Amazon employees appear to have been caught ‘purchasing services from trafficked sex workers.’ Engadget reports: The tech industry has a clear history of sexism and misogyny, but a recent Newsweek report highlights another problem. The publication got its hands on a slew of emails sent to brothels and pimps between 2014 and 2016 that document the industry’s patronage of brothels and purchasing of services from trafficked sex workers. Among the emails, which were obtained through a public records request to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, were 67 sent from Microsoft employee email accounts, 63 from...
  • Trump's Muslim Ban is Working. Muslim Immigration Slumps

    12/14/2017 11:31:11 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 89 replies
    During his campaign, President Trump promised to ban all Muslims outright until he could figure out “what is going on.” He later explained that this idea had developed into several policies that would have the same effect. Keep Up With This Story And More By Subscribing Now Since his inauguration, Trump has begun to implement them—they include slashing the refugee program, banning all immigration and travelers from several majority Muslim countries, and imposing new burdens on all visa applicants as part of “extreme vetting” initiatives. So far, these policies appear to have “worked,” strongly reducing Muslim immigration and travel to...