Media Bubble: Exiled From The Cond Kingdom

  • Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Paul Steiger set to retire at the end of next year. [NYP]
  • NBC Universal named Michael Pilot ad sales president. Pilot replaces Keith Turner, whose departure may have been a result of issues relating to Jeff Zucker being a dick. [NYT]
  • Alleged dick Jeff Zucker is obsessed with ratings, not unseating Bob Wright. Which, we suppose, you have to say when your ratings are in the shithouse. [NYP]
  • The wife and daughters of missing CNET Editor James Kim; the search for Kim continues. [CNET]
  • Assistant editor at Allure fired for selling makeup products on eBay, which we had assumed was pretty much standard procedure at beauty mags. Story contains dreaded phrase, "She's pretty much banned from Cond Nast for life." [NYP]
  • TVNewser discovers this, uh, interesting Anderson Cooper 360 promo site. [CNN]
  • Keith Olbermann "churlish," "highly unprofessional." You don't fuck with Dan Abrams and expect ETP to sit idly by, you know. [ETP]
  • You take your "easier to handle" excuses and stuff them, WSJ; Jack Shafer's not buying it. [Slate]
  • Rene Syler is leaving CBS' Early Show, where she apparently has been an anchor since 2002. [B&C]
  • A surly Tim Noah notes "the single stupidest sentence to appear in that newspaper since I began reading it more than three decades ago." [Slate]