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NJ GOP Candidate Reportedly Calls for Journalist's Rape

Mike Krawitz claims his account was hacked

(Newser) - A Republican running for office in New Jersey allegedly told a Daily Beast journalist he hoped she'd be raped. After she shared a story about Donald Trump's ex-wife, Marla Maples, reporter Olivia Nuzzi says Mike Krawitz sent her threatening messages reading , "I. Hope. Somebody. Rapes. You. Today.... More »

Hillary vs. Joe? It Wouldn't Be Pretty

Daily Beast writer says it could get pretty 'acrimonious,' actually

(Newser) - The rumor mill has been in overdrive that Joe Biden is seriously considering a presidential run, especially after he lunched with Elizabeth Warren over the weekend. But if the VP does indeed jump into the fray, it could be a "game-changer," Michael Tomasky writes for the Daily Beast... More »

Sold: Newsweek

Iconic magazine had been up for sale since May, goes to IBT Media

(Newser) - First Newsweek was unloaded for a dollar . Then it merged with the Daily Beast . Then it underwent a series of scandals over dubious cover choices and fact-checking . Then it ended its print edition . In the latest step for the once-iconic magazine, Barry Diller's IAC has sold Newsweek to IBT... More »

Now Hot for Men: Makeup

Grooming products raked in $5B last year, up 100% since 1997

(Newser) - Makeup isn't just for ladies anymore, but that doesn't mean you're about to see Adam Lambert lookalikes at every turn. A new trend in stealth makeup, or ahem, "grooming," has men's cosmetics sales climbing—to the tune of more than $5 billion that American... More »

Kurtz Out at Daily Beast After Post on Jason Collins

Piece on gay NBA player was inaccurate

(Newser) - A media firestorm over a blog post by media critic Howard Kurtz has culminated in this short-and-sweet line from editor Tina Brown to Politico : “The Daily Beast and Howard Kurtz have parted company." If you missed it, Kurtz accused gay NBA player Jason Collins of failing to mention... More »

Andrew Sullivan Moving to Subscription-Only Model

Prominent blogger will ask readers to pay $20 a year

(Newser) - One of the biggest names in blogging is going to test a new way of doing business. Starting Feb. 1, Andrew Sullivan's "The Dish" blog will leave the Daily Beast , become independent and ad-free, and ask readers to pay $19.99 a year. Sullivan, who previously partnered with... More »

Newsweek Ending Print Edition

Last print issue on stands December 31

(Newser) - Newsweek is canning its iconic print edition and going completely digital at the beginning of 2013, according to a not-entirely-shocking memo to staff from Tina Brown, who has served as editor-in-chief of both Newsweek and the Daily Beast since the companies merged . Brown cited a "tipping point at which... More »

Bloggers Give Newsweek S&M Story a Good Spanking

Katie Roiphe ties female submission to feminist victories

(Newser) - Author Katie Roiphe has whipped up a storm with her Newsweek/Daily Beast cover article on submissive female sex fantasies. Roiphe's argument: "that huge numbers of women are eagerly consuming myriad and disparate fantasies of submission"—think Girls, A Dangerous Method, Fifty Shades of Grey—"at a... More »

Former Komen VP Blasts 'Bully' Planned Parenthood

Karen Handel says Planned Parenthood broke agreement not to alert media

(Newser) - Former Susan G. Komen VP Karen Handel says the foundation had a "gentle ladies' agreement" with Planned Parenthood that neither would alert the press when Komen cut off funding , and that Planned Parenthood broke it. "What happened is nothing short of a disgrace," she tells the Daily... More »

Sarah Palin: Why Trig Is a Blessing

Palin reflects on life with a special-needs child

(Newser) - When Sarah Palin learned her baby, Trig, would be born with Down syndrome, she was so scared she "dared not discuss my pregnancy for many months," she writes in the Daily Beast . "All I could seem to muster was a calling out to God to prepare my... More »

Newsweek Retracts Pelosi's Anti-Obama Quote

Reporter's notes misconstrued as quotation

(Newser) - So maybe President Obama can see around corners after all? Newsweek editors abruptly pulled a quote today they had attributed to Nancy Pelosi , about how Obama's team "can’t see around corners; they anticipate nothing." Turns out those words were written by a reporter in her notes... More »

New Newsweek Not a Total Flop

Newsstand sales of first three issues up over 2010 average

(Newser) - Jack Shafer may have called Tina Brown's Newsweek "a meal that a homeless person would walk away from," and the April 12 issue may have had a slim six ads , but score one for Brown: Her Newsweek isn't festering at the newsstand. Sales of Brown'... More »

Newsweek-Beast Merger: Marriage of the 'Wounded'?

...but Tina Brown could pull it off

(Newser) - With Newsweek and the Daily Beast teaming up, Tina Brown, who will edit both publications, has a lot on her plate. Media critics are divided on the move; some call success unlikely. “The merger may be a marriage of two wounded media operations," writes Douglas McIntyre at Daily... More »

It's Official: Newsweek, Daily Beast to Merge

Companies make announcement amid rumors

(Newser) - It's official: Newsweek and the Daily Beast will merge. This morning's announcement comes after yesterday's rumors —and despite last month's report that merger talks were killed. Tina Brown will in fact serve as editor-in-chief of both Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast; current Beast president Stephen Colvin will be... More »

Newsweek, Daily Beast Will Merge: Report

Tina Brown will run both editorial staffs

(Newser) - It looks like the rumored marriage between Newsweek and the Daily Beast website is a go after all. The New York Observer says the two will announce a 50-50 merger tomorrow morning. Beast editor Tina Brown will run both staffs with "strong editorial independence," writes Nick Summers, citing... More »

Daily Beast, Newsweek Kill Merger Talks

Tina Brown, Stephen Harman unable to agree on editorial control

(Newser) - The Daily Beast and Newsweek have pulled off a pre-marital divorce, reports the Wall Street Journal , with merger talks breaking down over the weekend over the finer points of editorial control. Though both parties stood to save costs by consolidating the editorial staff, the Journal notes that Beast co-owners Tina... More »

Brown, Huffington Tweak Feud Report

HuffPo, Daily Beast proprietors trash Guardian rumors

(Newser) - Sure, the Daily Beast's Tina Brown wants a Newsweek merger because she crazy-hates rival Arianna Huffington, or so claims the Guardian. "We are sooooo busted," laments one AriHuff in a "leaked" IM conversation with one TBrown. "How did they find out we 'simply cannot stand each... More »

9 Bad Girls Who Used to Be Good

Miley's lap dance, Taylor's knives, and more

(Newser) - What's better than Hollywood bad girls? Bad girls who used to be good. The Daily Beast lists the best of the newly naughty. Miley is a gimme—here are 8 more:
  1. Taylor Momsen: Gossip Girl's Little J carries a switchblade because "it relaxes me to flick it."
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Daily Beast Scribe Plagiarized 35 Other Times

Gerald Posner lifted passages frequently, analysis shows

(Newser) - Disgraced Daily Beast scribe Gerald Posner claims he ' accidentally ' and unwittingly plagiarized material for his online columns—but it now appears he also did it habitually and for his books. A new review of his work suggests Posner may have lifted as many as 35 passages for Why ... More »

Another Daily Beast Writer Accused of Plagiarism

Beast lashes out at Gawker, demands retraction

(Newser) - Another Daily Beast columnist has been accused of uncredited borrowing. This time, it’s senior political columnist John Avalon, who, in his new Beast-published book Wingnuts, lifts quotes from Salon columnist Alexander Zaitchik’s reporting on Glenn Beck. Hamilton Nolan of Gawker lays out all the instances here . Basically, Avalon... More »

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