Media Bubble: Putting the Jew in "Judith Regan"

  • Apparently, what finally got Judith Regan canned was making anti-Semitic comments. When are people going to learn that you cannot fuck with the Jews? Also, if anyone out there knows what she said specifically, get in touch. We'll pay top dollar to either of you Jew lawyers who were on the other end of the phone. [NYT]
  • But like the poor - or Jews, come to think of it - Judith Regan we will always have with us, says David Carr. [NYT]
  • Especially if her own Jew lawyers have anything to say about it. [WSJ]
  • Atoosa Rubenstein launches "Big Momma Productions Inc., the catchall for her soon-to-launch businesses, including a consultancy to help companies from airlines to financial services better serve young adults." It gets worse. "Since Big Momma's open for business, any tech- and digital-savvy Little Mommas who want to help girlkind should look me up on MySpace.com. In other words, yes, I'll be hiring in the new year." Yes, it's only Monday. [WWD]
  • Will the Chandlers team up with Ron Burkle to buy the Los Angeles Times? [LAT]
  • What those recent British privacy decisions mean for gossipy Brit mags. [Guardian]
  • Time adds four new names to its roster: Michael Kinsley, Bill Kristol, Walter Isaacson, David Von Drehle. Coincidentally, all four happen to be Time's person of the year. [WaPo]
  • Here comes the NME. [Guardian]
  • Miami Herald editor Tom Fiedler is retiring; he'll be replaced by Anders Gyllenhaal, editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. [Miami Herald]
  • You didn't actually listen to Air America; why in God's name would you want to listen to all the bitching that went on behind the scenes? [NYT]
  • Sun source bites a quote from Luc Sante's Low Life, which is, incidentally, one of the best books ever written about New York. [VV]
  • Nice collection of Guardian pieces on the year ahead in media brings news of Monkey, "a multimedia facsimile of a weekly lads' magazine" from Felix Dennis. Also, the newspapers of the future will all be free. [Guardian]