The New York Observer's new editor Kyle Pope is already making changes. On the politics beat specifically. Political writer Steve Kornacki is ending his days as a full time employee and becoming a contributor. And fellow political writer Jimmy Vielkind is leaving the NYO and moving to a political writing job at the Albany Times Union. Meanwhile, NYO owner Jared Kushner is overcoming adversity in his own way, as well. On his honeymoon with Ivanka Trump:
So, everyone's pitching in!
For the record: the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story that led to the year's dumbest correction, in which the paper thought Public Enemy's "911 Is a Joke" referred to 9/11, was not responsible for the mistake. It was a copy editor's fuckup. Let this be a lesson: Always blame editors for everything.
Let's just salute the intrepidity (word?) of NYT reporter Stephanie Rosenbloom, who spent an entire shift as a worker at a Wal-Mart in New Jersey, being forced to endure mandatory employee pep rallies complete with hip-wiggling and cries of "whoo whoo," in relation to the fact of being employed at Wal-Mart. By our reckoning hers is the second-worst time ever had by a reporter at Wal-Mart.