Local Newscaster Wants to Know if Waluigi Is Behind Crash Landing

Local news has been speaking "truth to power" since the invention of towns, and there's no better example of why we need regional newscasters than today's LaGuardia plane accident. It's unclear if a fictional villain from the Mario franchise is responsible, but watchdogs at Atlanta's CBS 46 are on it. » 3/05/15 3:48pm Today 3:48pm

My Year Ripping Off the Web With the Daily Mail Online

On July 11 of last year, the last day I arrived to work at the MailOnline newsroom in New York City and saw Keith Poole, our managing editor, standing outside smoking a cigarette. Even from a hundred yards away, it was clear that Poole—a generally pleasant Englishman who was the managing editor of the Daily Mail at… » 3/04/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

How Auto Journalism Fails When Nationalism Gets Involved

There was an unspoken rule when I started doing this job back in the 90s – as a British journalist you were supposed to be kind in your reviews of British cars. The editor didn't follow you home one night and threaten you with a terrible death if you did happen to tell the audience that the latest Jaguar S-Type was in… » 2/20/15 2:05pm 2/20/15 2:05pm

Assholes Are Selling Their Acura NSX Press Kits On eBay For $250

Members of the automotive journalism sphere, already world-renowned for their moral purity and incorruptible sense of ethics, have decided to share their 2016 Acura NSX press kits from the Detroit Auto Show with the rest of the world. All they have to do is pay $250 on eBay first. How generous! » 1/16/15 10:50am 1/16/15 10:50am

Ted Always Worries: CNN's Ex-CEO And Employees On The Doomsday Tape

Yesterday the world got a premature look at the CNN apocalypse video, cable news' very own requiem for Planet Earth. There's been some curiosity over how seriously employees treated the tape, but according to former employees, an ex-CEO, and a CNN archivist, they've all been trained to use the tape. » 1/06/15 4:10pm 1/06/15 4:10pm

This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends

Thirty-four years ago, at the launch of Ted Turner's Cable News Network, the founder made a grandiose and specific promise about his newly created round-the-clock operation. "Barring satellite problems, we won't be signing off until the world ends," Turner declared. And in anticipation, he prepared a final video… » 1/05/15 12:55pm 1/05/15 12:55pm

Read John Pearley Huffman's Last New York Times Review

I end up on the wrong side of critic John Pearley Huffman more often than not, likely giving him the impression that I don't like him. I do like him. And it's thus with a little melancholy and nothing but good will that I share his last review for The New York Timeslast because the paper is foolishly shuttering » 12/20/14 2:17pm 12/20/14 2:17pm

Never Speed In Virginia: Lessons From My Three Days In Jail

You never really get a good night's sleep in jail. In the middle of my second night inside, I woke up on the uncomfortable plastic mat in my cell, my neck and back aching. I looked down at my orange jail scrubs and up at the buzzing fluorescent light and thought, "I am here because I drove too fast in a Camaro ZL1." » 8/04/14 1:30pm 8/04/14 1:30pm