Media Bubble: All in the Family

  • The Chandler family, former owners of the Los Angeles Times, are unhappy with the way Tribune is selling itself off. [NYT]
  • It's the Family Issue of the Observer, and if you think we're going to delve too deeply into it, you grossly overestimate our commitment to this feature. Anyway, there's something about the Sulzbergers and Newhouses and something else about the Rubenstein flack clan. [NYO]
  • Jeff Immelt is proud of NBC. Really! Why are you laughing? [NYP]
  • Liz Smith has three fewer days a week to prattle on about Ann Richards and whatever current starlets she's obsessed with. [Radar]
  • Couple more defections to that Allbritton online thing. [NYT]
  • Bonnie Fuller on the hot seat. [NYP]
  • Jon Friedman: "To surpass Fortune, Portfolio must be, above all, SURPRISING." What the fuck, Jon Friedman? Seriously, how does this guy get paid for this shit? Nice use of caps for emphasis, though. It shows he's SERIOUS. [Marketwatch]
  • If there's a hell below, we're all gonna go, but the English are going first. [Guardian]
  • Subpar oral-sex provider Dave Zinczenko has the most commented-upon blog in Yahoo! history! You hear that, you bitches at Radar? [NYP]
  • Correction of the Day: "Because of an editing error, an obituary on Sunday about Sid Raymond, a comic actor, rendered one of his jokes incorrectly. It was about a son who sends a prostitute to his widowed father, still a self-proclaimed ladies' man in his 90s. The prostitute tells the father that she is his birthday present and promises to give him 'super sex' (not that she promises to give him whatever he'd like.) The father replies, 'I'll take the soup.'" [NYT]
  • Corrections of the Year. [Regret the Error]
  • In case you care, David Schlesinger is the new EIC at Reuters. There's no link yet, but if you're really curious, e-mail us and we'll forward on the press release.