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  a little less conversation

Bill And Emma Keller Wish You Would Just Shut Up About Your Cancer Already, Lisa Adams

Here at Wonkette, we are pretty solid on serious illness/end-of-life choices, which is to say you get to deal with those thing any damn way you please. For some people, like Lisa Adams, that has meant blogging and tweeting about her Stage IV breast cancer that spread to her bones, hips, joints, spine, lungs, and liver. Seriously, in that situation, we are on Team Mos Def Do What The Fuck You Want. But Bill Keller, former New York Times editor, and his wife, Emma Keller, are so squicked out by this lady talking about her impending death and the things she does to stave off hopelessness that they both had to write columns about it. Read more on Bill And Emma Keller Wish You Would Just Shut Up About Your Cancer Already, Lisa Adams…
  soylent green is old people

Millionaire Former New York Times Typist Pool Manager Bill Keller Calls On Olds To ‘Sacrifice’

Oh GOOD, Bill Keller, a millionaire who used to manage the typists at the New York Times, is here to fix the deficit for us by summarizing a report by the Third Way that itself is based on Congressional Budget Office statistics taken completely out of context. But it’s ok, because the Third Way is a “centrist” organization. (“Centrism,” as we all know, refers not to ideas that are actually in the political center, but rather to ideas that are mostly held by rich white men who talk on the teevee or type in columns about GOP ideas but CALL them centrist, thus confusing “centrism” with ideas that they themselves like and have.) So Bill Keller, centrist, is here to save entitlements by making sure that people entitled to them don’t actually get what they’re entitled to. Read more on Millionaire Former New York Times Typist Pool Manager Bill Keller Calls On Olds To ‘Sacrifice’…
  burn yer queeran

‘Ground Zero Church’ Leader Is Against Muslins AND Mormons

Welcome to another edition of Burn Yer Queeran — our first since the beginning of Fashion Ramadan, when everybody is forbidden to wear white shoes until the imam proclaims it to be spring again. Today’s post is brought to you by the makers of Islam Rising halal baker’s yeast, now being advertised along roadways across America. “… Be warned: your bread’s never risen so quickly, or tasted so delicious!” Read more on ‘Ground Zero Church’ Leader Is Against Muslins AND Mormons…
  these people

New York Times Editor Says Thing About Africa That May Be Terrible, Depending On Context

Nevermind, context is overrated, so feel free interpret this nonsense from New York Times executive editor Bill Keller in whichever way feels most comfortable: “Commenting on the keep-the-Times alive movement, Keller said: ‘Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.'” Ha ha ha. Hmm! No. [Calderone] Read more on New York Times Editor Says Thing About Africa That May Be Terrible, Depending On Context…
 

NYT Defends That Stupid John McCain Sexy Lobbyist Whore Story

After months of careful edits, cooperation with the McCain campaign, professional insights of several world-class reporters and editors, the New York Times printed one of the worst, most inadvertently hilarious stories Thursday about John McCain: how he screws sexy lobbyist whores and then steals everyone’s corrupt money. This story was such crap — structurally, thematically, content-wise — that it made Rush Limbaugh defend John McCain and unite the right (the right!). Today, the Times is trying to save its few remaining subscriptions by taking questions online. Executive editor Bill Keller responded in length to the first one, and hopefully he will be fired soon. Read more on NYT Defends That Stupid John McCain Sexy Lobbyist Whore Story…
 

Why Did The Times Publish This Funny Story About John McCain’s Sex Affairs?

Last night, the New Republic teased that they were working on a story about those crippling newsroom politics at the New York Times surrounding the John McCain sex corruption story. The insidery tale is up on TNR’s website now, and it has launched a massive journalism nerd flock to read the details. When did executive editor Bill Keller talk to John McCain, and did McCain solicit corrupt lobbyist sex with him too? How do the paper’s Washington and New York bureaus resolve their competing agendas? Does David Brooks look as stupid in person? All is revealed! Read more on Why Did The Times Publish This Funny Story About John McCain’s Sex Affairs?…
 

Rumors On The Internets: That’s Not a War Face

* Scooter Libby is just another persecuted Scientologist. [Outside the Beltway] * John Edwards goes live tonight using same video chat software your favorite porn sites use. [John Edwards] * This thing doesn’t look like that thing. [C&L] * Bill Keller thinks your newspaper sucks. [Romenesko] * Nancy Pelosi has spendy outfits. [MoJo] * Hu Jintao is, apparently, the master of his domain. [Dean’s World] * Product placement in future SOTUs is a magic money teet. [Matthew Yglesias] * Don Sherwood is the kind of guy that would choke a woman and not have the common courtesy to make his hush money payments. [The Politico] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: That’s Not a War Face…
 

Remainders: The Internet Looks More Like a Golden Calf Every Day

YouTube, vloggers, and predictions for 2008 that comprise the wet dreams of the vloggerati. [James Kelm’s Home Page] New Jersey’s got debts that no honest state can pay. [Gawker] The new and improved Bill Keller: now with an army of “demi-human reporter-goons.” [Rude Pundit] Read more on Remainders: The Internet Looks More Like a Golden Calf Every Day…
 

Rumors on the Internets: Kill Bill

Not much to say, except that this is the funniest post about anything we have read all week. [Alicublog] More than you perhaps ever wanted to know about the VRA renewal fuckup. [ePluibus Media] Read more on Rumors on the Internets: Kill Bill…
 

Remainders: The Newly Dry Market For Peach Schnapps

* Bush twins unemployment index goes to zero at the same time the Bush twins in DC index goes to zero. Saddest possible trombone plays a solo for every bar owner in Georgetown. [Fresh Politics] Read more on Remainders: The Newly Dry Market For Peach Schnapps…
 

Execution Doesn’t Count as “Abridging Freedom,” Right?

Next week on ‘Reliable Sources’, a roundtable on Bill Keller: Hanging or public hanging? Meanwhile: When asked to back up the White House accusation that a recent New York Times story put American lives at risk by disclosing vital secrets to terrorists, the best press secretary Tony Snow could do yesterday was this: “I am absolutely sure they didn’t know about SWIFT.”[…]SWIFT has a Web site, at swift.com. Read more on Execution Doesn’t Count as “Abridging Freedom,” Right?…
 

Rumors on the Internets: Bill Keller Must Be Stopped

John Snow writes Bill Keller an angry letter. Bill Keller is surely used to getting letters from old retired cranks, but still… [The Corner] “There are no shitty-attitude exemptions in the Bill of Rights.” [Alicublog] Read more on Rumors on the Internets: Bill Keller Must Be Stopped…
 

Judy Judged

Looks like Judith Miller has completed her awkward segue from self-righteous hero to former New York Times reporter. Bill Keller just posted two emails on the Times’ sight explaining Miller
 

Gossip Roundup: PETA Aims at Cheney

• Reliable Source: Alito‘s senior thesis found at Princeton. . . Wolf Blitzer has lost 15 pounds in two months. (From standing on camera all day, we presume). . . Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) introduces bill to investigate murder of Tupac Shakur. [WP] • Rush & Molloy: New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller was reportedly convinced about WMDs after several private meetings with Paul Wolfowitz. . . PETA flack: “When we first heard that Dick Cheney was hunting pheasants, we thought that it might be a misspelling of ‘peasants.’ His hunt for Osama failed, so he’s now reduced to hunting small birds.” [NYDN] • Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Negative review of Maureen Dowd‘s latest book is set to run in the New York Times on Sunday. Writes Kathryn Harrison, “Maureen Dowd comes across as someone who wants to be liked.” [NYDN] • Cindy Adams: Oliver Stone is moving “gingerly” ahead on his 9/11 film. [NYP] • Page Six: “Which strapping son of a cable TV talk show host has been selling marijuana on the side? The pot-puffing party boy, who’s supposedly pursuing an acting career, was overheard offering to sell two young lovelies weed at a recent fashion party.” [NYP] • Fox 411: Warren Beatty is not interested in running for the governorship of California. [Fox News] Read more on Gossip Roundup: PETA Aims at Cheney…
 

Remainders: Jon, Judy, Lou, and the Nipple Clamps They Rode in On

• Maybe it was her sexy nipple clamps that made Kay Bailey Hutchison forget all about blowjobs. • Gawker breaks down the Weekend of Judy. Friday: Keller puts heart on sleeve, Judy in bulls’ eye. Saturday: The redhead goes wild. Sunday: Judy fights back. • Mike Brown memorialized as a ringtone. • Did you know you could watch every “Colbert Report” for free on the interweb? Yes, you can. Tonight’s show will be a gravitas barn burner: Lou Dobbs! Tell us how you feel about immigration, Lou. • Jon Stewart doesn’t have an email address. So who’s been reading all the porn I send? Read more on Remainders: Jon, Judy, Lou, and the Nipple Clamps They Rode in On…
 

Remainders: Mouth Wide Open Edition

Yet another reminder of why we liked Clinton so much. Here according to President Bush, is Ronald Reagan’s version of cutting loose: “One of [Reagan’s] favorite pastimes on board Air Force One was prowling the staff cabin with a White House photographer in tow looking for somebody who was asleep…One day, Secretary of State George Schultz received a photo of himself asleep with his mouth wide open…” [ White House] Read more on Remainders: Mouth Wide Open Edition…