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Meet the 'Repo Men' of the High Seas

They retrieve boats from around the world, often creatively

(Newser) - Around the world, thousands of boats and ships are stolen or improperly seized each year, and many become part of a "phantom fleet" of vessels used for illegal trafficking, piracy, and violating embargoes, reports the New York Times . Working at ports in places like Haiti, Trinidad, and Greece, Max... More »

NYT's Most Popular Comment Ever Was Written by a Canadian

It's an 'ode to Canada's greatness'

(Newser) - The New York Times website gets approximately 9,000 comments per day from around 60,000 unique monthly commenters, according to the venerable newspaper . Out of those hundreds of thousands of comments, we now know the most popular—and shockingly it doesn't include the words "libtard," "... More »

Restaurant CEO Really Didn't Like This Harsh NYT Review

Ahmass Fakahany ripped into critic Pete Wells' 'embarrassing lack of knowledge'

(Newser) - No one wants his restaurant getting trashed by the New York Times. But Altamarea Group CEO Ahmass Fakahany wasn't about to hide when his new French eatery Vaucluse received a mediocre review by critic Pete Wells last week. "A critic could run out of new ways to express... More »

NYT Runs First Front-Page Editorial in 95 Years

Time to start taking guns away, it says

(Newser) - Recent mass shootings have moved the New York Times to put an editorial on its front page for the first time in nearly a century, calling it a "moral outrage and a national disgrace" that civilians "can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed... More »

Trump Claims He Didn't Mock Disabled Reporter

He tells Kovalevski to 'stop using his disability to grandstand'

(Newser) - On Thanksgiving, Donald Trump didn't take any time off from being Donald Trump. He issued a statement denying that he had mocked the disability of New York Times reporter Serge Kovalevski—and accused Kovalevski of "using his disability to grandstand," the Guardian reports. Kovalevski, who has a... More »

Bad Idea: Trump Mocks Reporter With Disability

He threw his arms around during impression of Serge Kovaleski

(Newser) - The New York Times is speaking out against Donald Trump for the second time this week after he appeared to mock a Times reporter's disability. At a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Trump continued to defend his claim that "thousands" of people in New Jersey cheered the... More »

NYT Goofs Adele Lyric, Issues Colorful Correction

"Hello from the outsiiiiiide"

(Newser) - The New York Times likes Adele's "Hello" ( who doesn't? ), but apparently it doesn't actually have the song memorized. "By midsong, she is also at her best. Even when she is singing at her most powerful—'Hello from the outsiiiiiide, I must have... More »

Amazon: NYT Takedown Was a Mistake-Filled Mess

Rep Jay Carney insinuates piece wouldn't have passed Journalism 101

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos took umbrage back in August at a New York Times takedown of Amazon's supposedly toxic work environment. Now Jay Carney—President Obama's former press secretary and now chief spokesman for Amazon—is on the offensive, via a lengthy response to the Aug. 15 piece that was... More »

Did Biden Leak Son's Dying Wish in Calculated Move?

VP may be just as calculating about run as he is emotional: Politico

(Newser) - Joe Biden "placed an ad in the New York Times" in August to gauge interest in a presidential run, reports Politico , citing "multiple sources." That "ad" came in the form of Maureen Dowd's Aug. 1 column about the dying wish of Beau Biden "that... More »

Fast-Food Fantasy Come to Life? the 'McWhopper'

This could be happening if Burger King gets its wish to team up with McDonald's

(Newser) - Imagine Ronald McDonald and the Burger King monarch working the grill together for one glorious day. That's BK's proposal to its No. 1 rival, put forth on its McWhopper.com , which suggests the two fast-food foes team up on Sept. 21 to create a sandwich by that very... More »

Bezos: Amazon Not a 'Soulless, Dystopian Workplace'

CEO hits back at unflattering 'NYT' article that depicts company as callous

(Newser) - The usually reticent Jeff Bezos let loose this weekend in a memo to Amazon employees after a harsh New York Times article described an often-toxic workplace where workers are regularly thinned through "purposeful Darwinism"; callous managers prioritize work over employees' serious illnesses, parental obligations, and family tragedies; and ultra-competitiveness... More »

David Brooks: Get Over the Sins of the Past, Ta-Nehisi

Calls Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'rejection of American dream' in new book 'disturbing'

(Newser) - Everyone is talking about Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book , Between the World and Me, including New York Times columnist David Brooks. In an op-ed published today, written letter-style to Coates in the same way Coates addressed his book to his 14-year-old son, Brooks acknowledges that "the last year has been... More »

Ted Cruz Revels in His Book Feud With NY Times

Publicity helping his campaign and his book

(Newser) - So Ted Cruz's book won't be listed among the New York Times' best sellers, even though it racked up about 12,000 sales in its first week. But if you think Cruz is angry, you've got it exactly backward, reports Politico . The feud is a sign that... More »

New York Times Won't Put Cruz on Best-Sellers List

Because of 'strategic bulk purchases'

(Newser) - Ted Cruz sold nearly 12,000 copies of his biography A Time for Truth in its first week (it was published June 30), which in terms of raw numbers would make him No. 3 among this week's best sellers in the New York Times. But you won't see... More »

Amazing Read: NYT Review of Tex-Mex Hotspot

Pete Wells has strong words for Javelina

(Newser) - The New York Times yesterday ran Pete Wells' review of the self-proclaimed "first authentic Tex-Mex restaurant." That would be Gramercy Park's Javelina, a two-month-old, 58-seat eatery so hot that Wells notes it's near impossible to get a reservation between the hours of 6pm and 9:30pm.... More »

Cuomo: We Won't Let Nail Salon Workers Be Exploited

NY gov orders emergency measures to stop wage theft, health hazards

(Newser) - A New York Times exposé by Sarah Maslin Nir about the exploitation of nail salon workers has caught the attention of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced he's putting emergency measures into place to go after wage theft and health hazards in the industry, the AP reports. In... More »

Top Pulitzer Prize Goes to Small Newspaper

Post and Courier of Charleston, SC, wins prestigious public service prize

(Newser) - Ready or not, the Pulitzer Prizes are out, with a fairly small newspaper winning the most prestigious prize for reporting. The Post and Courier of Charleston, SC, staffed by 80 people, won the gold medal for public service for its series "Till Death Do Us Part," about the... More »

Autopsy: David Carr Died of Lung Cancer

Heart disease was a contributing factor in renowned columnist's sudden death

(Newser) - New York Times media columnist David Carr died of an aggressive form of lung cancer, according to an autopsy performed because of the sudden nature of his death Thursday . Heart disease was a contributing factor, reports the Times . It's unclear if Carr's illness—metastatic small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma... More »

NYT's David Carr Collapses in Newsroom, Dies

Media columnist was 58

(Newser) - David Carr, author of the New York Times' "Media Equation" column, collapsed and died at his office last night just hours after moderating a " TimesTalks " conversation with Edward Snowden, director Laura Poitras, and journalist Glenn Greenwald on Citizenfour, a documentary about Snowden's NSA leaks. Carr, 58,... More »

Ex-CIA Officer Convicted of Leaking Secrets

Jeffrey Sterling, 47, convicted on all nine counts

(Newser) - A jury has convicted a former CIA officer of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. Jurors convicted 47-year-old Jeffrey Sterling, of O'Fallon, Missouri, of all nine counts he faced in federal court today. Prosecutors say Sterling disclosed... More »

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