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  • Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky

    05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky throughout the years over her affair with then President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern. With retiring ABC News’ Barbara Walters as his guest on his CBS show Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host said he started to feel bad about the role he played taking shots at Lewinsky after she penned a story for Vanity Fair opening up about the affair and the troubles she had finding a job. “Now I started to feel bad because myself and other people with shows like this...
  • Lynn Cheney Has New Clinton Conspiracy Theory

    05/07/2014 12:25:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jonathan Chait
    Lynn Cheney has a theory about why Monica Lewinsky wrote a long Vanity Fair essay about her experience with Bill Clinton: It’s because the Clintons wanted it. Cheney explains her suspicions. “I really wonder if this isn’t an effort on the Clintons’ part to get that story out of the way,” Cheney, announced on an interview on Fox News. “Would Vanity Fair publish anything about Monica Lewinsky that Hillary Clinton didn’t want in Vanity Fair?” There may be a couple of holes in this theory. The first is that, while it does account for the Clinton’s motivations, it fails to...
  • You can love Palin without wanting her to be president (Journolist Alert)

    08/30/2010 9:55:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 235 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/10 | Journolist Liberal Ben Smith, pissant's latest hero
    A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll offers what is, I think, a somewhat misleading way to look at Sarah Palin. The poll finds that 59% of Americans and 40% of Republicans don't think she'd make an "effective president" -- numbers that come very close to disqualifying her even in the primary, if she chooses to run. This trouble imagining President Palin is constant across the polling since soon after she was chosen as John McCain's running mate, and it reflects both her own lack of experience and the higher bar set for a woman -- Hillary Clinton did years of...
  • Post-conviction America: Vanity Fair enshrines Snowden

    04/09/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 04/09/2014 | Steve Berman
    Snowden has been holding court and putting America and its intelligence policies on trial. It should be the reverse: America should be holding court with Snowden on trial. I don’t agree with the blanket and universal snooping and data collection in which the NSA has been engaging. I think it’s dangerous for many reasons, the most disturbing of which is the temptation to use the data for political purposes. There should be no illusion here: any society that has the technical capability to offer universal, personal, and mobile access to the largest collection of human knowledge in history, has the...
  • The Poisonous Employee-Ranking System That Helps Explain Microsoft’s Decline

    08/25/2013 6:24:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 170 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, August 23, 2013 | Will Oremus
    There were many reasons for the decline of Microsoft under Steve Ballmer, including, as I wrote this morning, its lack of focus and its habit of chasing trends rather than creating them. But one that’s not obvious to outsiders was the company’s employee evaluation system, known as “stack ranking.” The system—and its poisonous effects on Microsoft’s corporate culture—was best explained in an outstanding Vanity Fair feature by Kurt Eichenwald last year... So while Google was encouraging its employees to spend 20 percent of their time to work on ideas that excited them personally, Ballmer was inadvertently encouraging his to spend...
  • So Many Handbags, So Little Time (Review of "The Bling Ring")

    06/17/2013 11:04:10 AM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 6/20/2013 | Andrew O'Hagen
    ....Fame today is a matryoshka doll: inside each celebrity is a series of smaller, hollow simulacra, and, at the very core, there is a hard little being who feels buried alive. In Alexis’s gang there were four girls and three boys: the main culprit, Nick Prugo, was a gay kid working his way out of the closet. When he was eventually arrested by the police he was wearing a striped top he’d stolen from the house of the actor Orlando Bloom. And that’s what they did: after days of shopping or doing pilates, hanging out on MySpace, texting or oh-my-god-ing...
  • Heilemann Trashes 'Vanity Fair' As A Bunch Of Drunks

    05/28/2013 5:45:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do people still mail resumes? If so John Heilemann can save himself the stamp required to send his Vanity Fair, should he ever consider a shift from his current spot at New York. On today's Morning Joe, Heilemann bizarrely trashed—excuse the pun—the staff at Vanity Fair. Said the Game Change co-author: "it's well known Vanity Fair has a congenital, pervasive alcohol dependency problem . . they're all drunk over there." View the video here.
  • Fraud: CNN Airs False Accusation That Romney Broke Tax Laws

    07/09/2012 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/9/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    CNN went into full anti-Romney attack mode this morning, with a false report about an anti-Koch brothers protest at a fundraiser for Mitt Romney and endless discussion of Romney’s personal finances, in keeping with the Obama campaign’s current message. The worst moment came when CNN aired a charge by Nicholas Shaxson, the pro-Occupy, “offshore” British writer for Vanity Fair, that Romney had possibly broken tax laws. Shaxson’s article was the basis for a coordinated Obama campaign-mainstream media hit on Romney last week that CNN continues to pursue, long after theVanity Fair article has become old news--and timed, no doubt, to...
  • In New Biography, Obama Asks: Am I An American?

    05/16/2012 4:35:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Byron York
    Ever since the 2008 campaign, many voters, and some journalists, too, have felt they know Barack Obama's life story. In fact, the story they know is the one Obama told them. Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," published in 1995, has become the semiofficial record of his life. But it is not the complete record of his life. It's partially fictionalized, with composite characters who Obama has always acknowledged were created to make the story read better. It focuses on a few themes Obama wanted to present to the public about himself. And, as with any memoir, it is...
  • Meet the First Obama Girlfriend

    05/02/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 499 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/2/12 | Ben Shapiro
    It only took nearly six years for the media to begin vetting President Obama’s past. Today, Vanity Fair released an excerpt from a new biography of Barack Obama by David Maraniss. The excerpt discusses Barack Obama's first love affair, with a white Australian woman named Genevieve Cook. It's a telling examination of who Obama was as a young man -- and it shows a self-absorbed "internationalist" with delusions of grandeur. Photo credit Vanity Fair. The book itself sounds like an ode to Obama. Maraniss writes, “At age 20, Obama was a man of the world … He could not be...
  • The Corzines Went Château Shopping Right Before MF Global Went Under

    01/05/2012 8:06:24 PM PST · by woofie · 23 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | Jan 5 2012 | ALEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS
    Even though we haven't quite found MF Global's $1.2 billion that went missing, Vanity Fair did find out he and his wife Sharon were talking about a château they were about to buy in the South of France. The preview of the February issue's Corzine exposé is up online--complete with cocktail party anecdotes from their 1 percent-sounding acquaintances. If you ask us, this haughty "Not Cap Ferrat" insult is the best (and worst) part: “It’s not in Cap Ferrat,” one person recalls Elghanayan saying, perhaps to mitigate the extravagance. “To buy any decent château is at least a couple of...
  • R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens

    12/15/2011 9:12:53 PM PST · by Arthurio · 285 replies
    R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens December 15, 2011 11:51 P.M. By Daniel Foster     Vanity Fair reports that Christopher Hitchens has passed away. Often frustrating, usually provocative, always brilliant. He added to the culture, and the conversation. I’m sure I join many in hoping he is in for a glorious, glorious surprise.
  • Vanity Fair Editor: "Man Up, America!" [Projectile Vomiting Alert]

    11/05/2010 10:42:22 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    Vanity Fair (linked from Drudge) | Graydon Carter
    Per copyright restrictions and FR posting guidelines, can't display the article. So, here's a link: http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2010/12/graydon-201012
  • ABC Panel Lauds Jon Stewart as 'the Only Trusted Branch of Government

    A panel full of liberals on Wednesday's Good Morning America attacked the "angry, white" Tea Partiers and lauded the historical importance of Jon Stewart. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown gushed over the liberal comedian as " the only trusted branch of government." Previewing the comic's rally on Washington this Saturday, the former Vanity Fair editor hyperbolically enthused, "You know, I mean, in the end, Stewart and Colbert, really are like the Huntley and Brinkley of today in the sense that people really, really trust them."
  • Vanity Fair Targets News-Making GOP Men in Sexy 'Beefcake' Calendar

    10/25/2010 3:43:45 PM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 3 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 10/25/2010 | Erin Brown
    Vanity Fair’s attacked conservative men with its latest political satire: a soft-core pornographic, borderline homosexual and obviously photoshopped “Official 2010-2011 Republican Beefcake Calendar.” Humorous perhaps, but also an attack on those candidates and certainly not the magazine’s first jab at Republicans and conservatives.
  • About that Palin anecdote

    09/08/2010 12:38:21 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/2010 | Ben Smith
    Vanity Fair's Michael Joseph Gross and I went back and forth this morning in part about what strikes me as an improbableanecdote involving Palin's musing on a campaign-trail wedding for her daughter. I found it improbable because a McCain aide told me -- and told Dave Weigel at the time -- that he'd floated the idea on a lark and leaked it to the Sunday Times, but that it was little more than a joke. Gross responded that we had different sources, and that his was firsthand. Now Scott Conroy, a Palin embed and co-author of the critical, reported book...
  • Michael Joseph Gross and Vanity Fair Still Owe Sarah Palin an Apology

    09/07/2010 8:00:20 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    bigjournalism ^ | Tuesday September 7, 2010 | Dr. Gina Loudon
    Michael Joseph Gross has now admitted that he made an “error” in regard to his slimy hit piece in Vanity Fair that he wrote about Sarah Palin. He falsely reported that Sarah somehow disregarded her child at an event, when he knew the child was mine, and I took him from the Governor who was holding him right up until she was walking on stage. He did not apologize to Sarah Palin, to me, or to either of our children, for the record. He also has not retracted the other 99 lies in the piece. At least not yet. He...
  • Sarah Palin exposed (More Palin bashing.)

    09/06/2010 4:05:30 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Spending $3,000 of campaign funds on underwear . . . a mean tipper . . . Vanity Fair dishes the dirt The October issue of Vanity Fair has just published an explosive profile of Sarah Palin. We've picked the highlights . . . She managed to spend $3,000 on underwear "The number and range of items purchased for the entire Palin family – more than 400 in total – is mind-boggling. For Sarah, the campaign bought roughly $3,000 [£1,940] worth of underwear (including many Spanx girdles)." Angels protect her "When Palin thanks prayer warriors for keeping her covered, she is...
  • Exclusive Interview: Big Journalism’s Gina Loudon Exposes Vanity Fair Reporter’s Hit Piece

    09/05/2010 10:14:49 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 4 replies
    Breitbart.TV ^ | September 4, 2010 | The Stage Right Show
    Radio interview with Dr. Gina Loudon. Dr. Loudon was the woman who busted Michael Gross for his lies in the hit piece that was published in Vanity Fair. At the 18:50 mark in the podcast (grand total it's about thirty minutes long), she brings up that Michael Gross visited Joe McGinniss in Alaska. McGinniss if you'll recall is the creep who rented the house next door to the Palin's in order to spy on them. I highly recommend giving this a listen
  • Why No Amount of Newsweek Reporting Will Hurt Palin

    09/04/2010 1:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    DBKP ^ | September 2, 2010 | Mondo Frazier
    Who's up for another Newsweek take on Sarah Palin? Newsweek’s latest effort to unravel the mystery that is Sarah Palin is about what readers have come to expect. NEWSWEEK WONDERS: WHY DON’T THE HIT PIECES WORK ANYMORE? ANSWER: MORE AMERICANS TRUST SARAH PALIN THAN TRUST NEWSWEEK Newsweek has an article on its website on Sarah Palin titled Why No Amount of Reporting Can Hurt Sarah Palin. The article is extremely informative–only not in the way intended by its author, Ravi Somaiya. The headline is mostly correct even as the rest of the piece fails. Michael Joseph Gross’s stories, headlined “Sarah...
  • Vanity Fair "reporter" admits error in Palin article [after getting caught lying]

    09/04/2010 10:26:38 AM PDT · by aphid · 34 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 9/3/10 | Hollingsworth
    The mother of that child, conservative activist Gina Loudon, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she told Gross during the rally that the child in the stroller was her son, not Palin’s. She said she tried to make it clear because the two children look a lot alike. “I told him that. And he ignored it,” Loudon said. “It’s not even like he didn’t fact check – he just ignored facts.” Gross said in a written statement sent to The Associated Press that he was mistaken. “Trig was with his mother the next day in Wichita (Kan.), but the child...
  • Vanity Fair reporter admits error in Palin article

    09/03/2010 7:16:00 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3,2010 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A writer for Vanity Fair has acknowledged a case of mistaken identity in an unflattering article about Sarah Palin in the magazine's October issue. Reporter Michael Joseph Gross describes Palin's youngest son, Trig, being pushed in a stroller by his older sister, Piper, before a rally in May in the Kansas City suburb of Independence. snip "Trig was with his mother the next day in Wichita (Kan.), but the child in Independence was someone else, and I regret the error," he said.
  • The Truth about That Dishonest Vanity Fair Palin Story, from One Who Was There

    09/03/2010 3:05:26 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies
    BigJournalism.com ^ | Sep 3rd 2010 | Dr. Gina Loudon
    Remember Vanity Fair (you know–the stale, old magazine that no one buys unless they are on the cover or they are wishing they were, like Joy Behar)? The recent hit piece on Sarah Palin by Michael Joseph Gross reveals that they must be as desperate as the rest of the MSM for sales/ratings, because they have lost all credibility, if they ever had any. Reading his tripe was excruciating. Some 90% of the hard accusations are attributed to anonymous “sources.” This is billed as a profile piece, not exactly Watergate. You have to do better than attributing everything to an...
  • Politico Again Slaps Bad Vanity Fair Palin Attack

    09/03/2010 9:10:05 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/03/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    As we discussed here yesterday Vanity Fair published a badly sourced attack piece on Governor Palin. But the piece is even worse than first thought. As Politico's Ben Smith discovered, the Vanity Fair piece contained yet another lie passed off as "journalism." Smith highlighted the part of the VF piece that led the reader to think that the Palins used son Trig as a political prop at the rally held in Kansas City. Smith excerpted this section of the VF piece... Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...
  • Sarah Palin slams 'impotent, ''whack' reporters in radio interview

    09/03/2010 3:10:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2010 | NEWSCORE
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin slammed reporters who write about her using anonymous sources Thursday, calling them “impotent” and “whack.” The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee made the remarks in an appearance on Sean Hannity’s WABC radio show. In response to a question about an upcoming trip to Iowa on Septmber 17, Palin singled out a piece in CQ Politics which reported that Palin had asked for an opportunity to speak in the Hawkeye state, instead of being invited to speak. “I did see a headline on CQ Politics and they’re way whack, saying that I asked for an opportunity...
  • Liberal Source in Palin VF Profile Blasts Reporter: "You're Not A Writer, You're A Climber"

    09/02/2010 9:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Slate ^ | September 02, 2010 | David Weigel [Journ-o-lister]
    Ben Smith (Journ-o-lister) has been flooding the zone on the problems with Michael Gross's dishy profile of Sarah Palin in Vanity Fair. I've talked to some Alaskan sources of mine and Gross's who are deeply unhappy with how the story turned out. Shannyn Moore, a radio and TV host in Anchorage, gave me permission to quote the e-mail she sent to Gross complaining about how he handled the material and sources. (In the story, Moore is portrayed rather cartoonishly, smoking and talking on her cell phone while driving, but there are people portrayed far more harshly.) Mr. Michael Gross, You...
  • Palin hit piece an example of shoddy journalism

    09/02/2010 6:48:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Thursday September 2, 2010 | By Rusty Weiss
    Michael Joseph Gross of Vanity Fair is the kind of journalist you’ve come to expect these days. He’s the kind of journalist that tabloid reporters look at with disdain. The kind of reporter producing work that even TMZ photogs would consider beneath them. He’s the kind of journalist you’d expect to find rooting through one’s garbage for some deep, dark secret to expose to the world. His recent hit piece on Sarah Palin follows the same theme, entitled, “Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury.” In this piece, Gross goes on a mind-numbingly long diatribe about Palin’s secretive, dark, backstage...
  • Palin’s New Defenders: Liberal Feminists

    09/02/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by curth · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2010 | By Katrina Trinko
    Yesterday, Vanity Fair released yet another long hatchet job piece about Sarah Palin. But what this piece has generated — well, besides incredulity that a magazine of Vanity Fair’s caliber would run a character assassination piece almost entirely based on anonymous sources — is a bipartisan backlash. Not against Palin, but against Vanity Fair. Politico’s Ben Smith has already debunked two of the stories told in the piece. Clara Jeffery, editor of Mother Jones, tweeted that she was “annoyed by [Palin] being called to task things normal for any male pol. Like using cute kids as props.” Later, in response...
  • Real Source Debunks Vanity Fair's Ghost Sources

    09/02/2010 11:48:15 AM PDT · by curth · 14 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 | By Adrienne Ross
    The Vanity Fair hit piece about Governor Palin has gotten a lot of play. I'm almost speechless at how absolutely disgusting this article is. I understand now why a friend warned I would need to be prayed up before reading it and said she had trouble sleeping after she read it. Michael Joseph Gross depicted the Governor as a vengeful individual who creates fear in the people of Alaska, a mother who is not as loving as she appears, a religious fanatic who somehow doubles as a fake Christian, a bad wife, a horrible tipper, an angry woman--basically a complete...
  • Even CNN's Peter Hamby is Effectively Calling the Vanity Fair Hit Piece against Palin a Lie

    09/01/2010 8:03:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies · 1+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2010
    It's not looking good for Vanity Fair when CNN's Peter Hamby has joined liberals such as Ben Smith, Dave Weigel, race-baiter Charles Blow, and Kirsten Powers in denouncing the Vanity Fair hit piece. Hamby tweets: @benpolitico is right re: VF article. I was w/ Palin for entire VP bid. never got a hint that she "lashed out at the slightest provocation" Meaning
  • Why No Amount of Reporting Can Hurt Sarah Palin

    09/01/2010 2:35:28 PM PDT · by onyx · 122 replies
    NEWSWEAK ^ | SEPTEMBER 01, 2010 | by Ravi Somaiya
    The former Alaska governor is insulated from the media in a way that other politicians can only dream about. Vanity Fair has released not one, but two damning articles investigating the woman and the brand that is Sarah Palin. But even the magazine admits that the reporting will not damage a woman whose credibility seems "incidental," it says, to fact. Michael Joseph Gross's stories, headlined "Sarah Palin: the Sound and the Fury" and "Sarah Palin's Shopping Spree: Yes, There's More ..." are filled with the kind of detail that sets the political press frothing (with outrage or glee, depending on...
  • Vanity Fair On Sarah Palin: She Has A Terrible Temper, Is A Bad Tipper

    09/01/2010 8:55:54 AM PDT · by pissant · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/1/10 | Glynis MacNichol
    Two years after entering the nation’s klieg lights Sarah Palin is the subject of a detailed and sometimes scathing profile in next month’s Vanity Fair. The portrait that emerges is one of a willful, often-paranoid, sometimes vengeful woman with a terrible temper and a knack for folksy soundbites, who knows her strengths, saw her moment in the spotlight and has grabbed onto it with both hands. Or as Vanity Fair’s Michael Joseph Gross puts it “anywhere you peel back the skin of Sarah Palin’s life, a sad and moldering strangeness lies beneath.”
  • (CNN) TRENDING: Clear majority says Palin not qualified to be president

    08/30/2010 6:10:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 196 replies
    CNN ^ | August 30, 2010 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) - Two days after Sarah Palin fired up a large crowd at Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally in Washington, a newly released survey suggests a clear majority of Americans don't think the former vice presidential nominee has the right credentials to be president. According to the new survey from Vanity Fair and CBS News' 60 Minutes, only 1 in 4 of all adults thinks Palin is qualified to be commander-in-chief while 60 percent say she is not.
  • The Increasingly Self-Pitying Obama White House

    08/10/2010 5:33:51 AM PDT · by NCjim · 87 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 9, 2010 | Peter Wehner
    According to the preview offered by Vanity Fair: [Todd] Purdum spends a day inside the West Wing and talks to Obama’s top aides, who tell him about the challenges of playing the Beltway game, ugly as it has become, even as their boss insists they find a way to transcend it. “There’s a relentlessness to this that’s unlike anything else, especially when you come into office in a time of crisis,” says Obama senior adviser David Axelrod. “We did not exactly ease into the tub. The world is so much smaller, and events reverberate much more quickly, and one person...
  • Oliver Stone Made 'Wall Street' Sequel Because Capitalism Caused a 'collapse of our society.'

    03/02/2010 12:06:19 PM PST · by 198ml · 50 replies · 828+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/2/10 | Anthony Kang
    Oliver Stone's latest attack on American capitalism - "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is finally hitting theaters April, 2010, twenty-three years after its predecessor. According to Michael Lewis, who interviewed the moviemaker for his latest Vanity Fair piece, Stone's biggest problem with the sequel was making a movie based on helplessly diabolical bankers, actually watchable. Lewis wrote that Stone - an ardent left-wing ideologue, friendly acquaintance to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, and director of "W" and "Platoon" - felt an obligation to reverse the societal damage and unintended consequences of the first installment. "As a vehicle of change ......
  • Vanity Fair Stands by Story Citing Bill Clinton, Gina Gershon Rumors (Unnamed lover in new book)

    01/09/2010 5:25:31 PM PST · by tlb · 34 replies · 2,455+ views
    Fox/Vanity Fair ^ | June 06, 2008 | staff
    Vanity Fair stands by a controversial story that reported rumors of an affair between Bill Clinton and actress Gina Gershon, according to TMZ.com. In a statement to the celebrity Web site, Beth Kseniak, a spokeswoman for the magazine, said: "Todd Purdum's article does not indicate that former President Bill Clinton had an improper relationship with Gina Gershon. The story merely examines the concerns of some of Clinton's aides about reports of his behavior. We don't believe that any correction is warranted." The Vanity Fair article released this week suggests Clinton is out of control and “seeing a lot of women...
  • The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll (Give Ronald Reagan a vote)

    11/30/2009 9:49:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 878+ views
    The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll (Give Ronald Reagan a vote)  Webcast: 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair PollCali Carlin and Michael Hogan Present the Latest Results
  • Sean Penn Heading to Cuba to Interview Castro for Vanity Fair

    10/26/2009 9:21:31 AM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies · 450+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 10-26-09 | Noel Sheppard
    If Fidel Castro and Sean Penn are in the same room, which one do you think hates America more? Such a question doesn't seem to concern Vanity Fair who according to the website TMZ has hired Penn to write an article about how Barack Obama and his administration have impacted Cuba.
  • Graydon AWOL as Vanity Fair cuts staff (VF tanking)

    10/24/2009 10:13:18 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 15 replies · 978+ views
    NY Post ^ | October, 24, 2009 | Keith J. Kelly
    VANITY Fair yesterday took some of the deepest staff cuts at Condé Nast, but Editor Graydon Carter didn't deliver the bad news himself. Although Carter was said to have been at his restaurant, The Monkey Bar, Wednesday night, he was a no show in the office yesterday because he had jetted off on a vacation yesterday morning. Vanity Fair's layoffs were said to be in the double-digit range, and hit as high as senior editors and as low as fact checkers, and were deep, in part, because Carter largely ignored the edict to chop 5 percent late last year. Additional...
  • Vanity Fair Hit By Tsunami – Did It Come From Wasilla?

    10/24/2009 9:09:54 AM PDT · by sussex · 3 replies · 761+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 24/10/09 | The Aged P
    One would hope that Mr Carter will at least feel a little guilty about his own role in helping to bring about this tsunami. His lack of leadership and failure to be willing to adapt to a changed environment are now on public display. How ironic that this should happen to a man so ready to use his magazine as a platform to demonise and demean Governor Palin and to characterise her as an empty headed ingénue whose organisational skills were limited to rearranging the contents of her wardrobe.
  • No Separate Christian Version of Sarah Palin Memoir Planned (Vanity Fair lie exposed)

    10/07/2009 6:58:25 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 17 replies · 1,249+ views
    US News ^ | October 06, 2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    News reports that Sarah Palin is planning a separate Christian version of her forthcoming memoir, Going Rogue, are false, according to her publisher, HarperCollins. The reports were so widely circulated that they appear to have caused confusion at Zondervan, a Christian publisher owned by HarperCollins, where the director of publicity said yesterday that a special Christian edition of the book had been planned but was scrapped because of the expedited timetable for the book's release. Reports about a special Christian edition of Palin's memoir included a long Vanity Fair profile on Palin last summer, which said that her memoir was...
  • Vanity FAIL: No solidarity on the Left for Levi's lies

    09/05/2009 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 21 replies · 1,703+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:57 AM | Josh Painter
    Usually the leftist media can be counted upon to unite, seize upon an anti_Palin meme and run with it. That liberal solidarity, however, has all but vaporized in the wake of Levi Johnston's latest round of charges against Sarah Palin and her family, as promoted by Vanity Fair magazine. The first cracks in liberal media wall appeared when only CBS of the big three alphabet television networks bought into the myth Vanity Fair's editor Graydon Carter had hoped to spread to take down Palin, as NewsBusters' Kyle Drennen reported: "Teasing an upcoming segment on Thursday’s CBS Early Show about new...
  • Why Levi Johnston Matters

    09/04/2009 8:17:16 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 36 replies · 1,196+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 4 | Jazz Shaw
    The magazine Vanity Fair opted to open up the fall season featuring another groundbreaking interview with Levi Johnston, a young man whose previous claims to fame included a decisive slap shot in hockey, the ability to navigate a snow machine over rough terrain, and sufficient spermatozoa to impregnate the daughter of a vice presidential candidate. The punditocracy and their associated acolytes across the web immediately fell into predictable patterns of applause and outrage. You may recall that during the Battle of Ought Eight, Levi was held up — albeit somewhat reluctantly — as a hero of traditional American values. Rather...
  • Vanity Fair publishes Levi's story: 'Me and Mrs. Palin'

    09/02/2009 10:19:18 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 47 replies · 2,874+ views
    Politico ^ | Michael Calderone
    Levi Johnston, not content with just a GQ spread, heads to Condé Nast sibling Vanity Fair to offer a first person account: "Me and Mrs. Palin." The magazine posted a couple excerpts early this morning, including Johnston's account of how Palin considered keeping Bristol's pregnancy a secret. Sarah told me she had a great idea: we would keep it a secret — nobody would know that Bristol was pregnant. She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him. That way, she said, Bristol and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Sarah kept mentioning...
  • Why So Serious? Obama/Joker Poster Draws 'Outrage'

    08/10/2009 2:01:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies · 3,325+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | Aughst 10, 2009 | Bobby Eberle
    If there's one thing about liberals, it's that they're predictably predictable. In their eyes, it is more than acceptable to mock Sarah Palin and her family, using descriptions that range from rude to crude. When President Bush was in office, he was the focus of daily ridicule from left-wing journalists and bloggers. However, no one better make fun of Barack Obama or the thought police will express "outrage" and brand you a racist. That's exactly what is happening now as a poster of Obama in "Joker" makeup is popping up on walls and city streets. My question to the lefties:...
  • Obama debuts on Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List

    08/04/2009 11:13:51 AM PDT · by skimbell · 22 replies · 580+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug 4, 2009 | Michael Inbar
    Make some room, Brad and Angelina — heads of state are now elbowing out Hollywood glitterati as cutting-edge fashion plates. Barack and Michelle Obama look as good in the White House as movie stars do on the red carpet, which put them both on Vanity Fair’s coveted International Best-Dressed List, announced Tuesday on TODAY. President Obama finds himself in heady company among the sartorial splendor of Brad Pitt, Anne Hathaway, TODAY’s Tiki Barber ... and his own wife Michelle, who made the list for the third year in a row...
  • Hardball: Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum Discusses His Recent Article on Sarah Palin

    07/05/2009 9:48:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 824+ views
    Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum joined Chuck Todd, filling in for Chris Matthews on Hardball, to discuss his recent article on Sarah Palin.
  • Statement from Gov. Palin's Legal Counsel on Defamatory Allegations

    07/04/2009 4:17:26 PM PDT · by ak267 · 90 replies · 3,090+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | 07/04/2009 | ak267
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 4, 2009 On July 3rd, 2009, Governor Sarah Palin announced her intent to resign her gubernatorial duties and transfer the powers of Governor to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell. Almost immediately afterwards, several unscrupulous people have asserted false and defamatory allegations that the “real” reasons for Governor Palin’s resignation stem from an alleged criminal investigation pertaining to the construction of the Wasilla Sports Complex. This canard was first floated by Democrat operatives in September 2008 during the national campaign and followed up by sympathetic Democratic writers.1. It was easily rebutted then as one of many fabrications about...
  • Sarah Palin: An "unholy amalgam"?

    07/05/2009 8:26:43 AM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 81 replies · 2,723+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Jul 2, 10:40 am ET
    The latest issue of Vanity Fair isn't even on newsstands yet and it's already making headlines for a not-so-politely titled article, "It Came from Wasilla," about Gov. Sarah Palin. William Kristol at the Weekly Standard is calling it a "hit piece," taking writer Todd Purdum to task for his "dubious claims." A blogger at the Atlantic writes that the article "paints a gruesome picture" of the governor. Politico's Jonathan Martin mulls the "political fallout from the very tough piece."
  • How Vanity Fair's Palin Profile Helps Her

    07/03/2009 12:40:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,132+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 3, 2009 | John Batchelor
    Rather than a blow to a career, Todd Purdum’s piece is a spectacular tribute to a force of nature built for another national race. The excuse for the Republican circular firing squad of the holiday weekend is that Weekly Standard editor and party brainiac Bill Kristol claims that pugnacious McCain campaign enforcer Steve Schmidt has been caught gossiping to Vanity Fair’s Todd Purdum about Sarah Palin’s rambling and incoherent vice presidential campaign last fall. Purdum, writing with a polite disdain, does flatter Palin as “the sexiest and riskiest brand in the Republican Party,” before he goes on to mention unnamed...