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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Media-Whore D'Oeuvres










Photo: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg via Getty Images


"Many journalists, myself included, are currently mourning the meltdown of The New Republic, a century-old liberal magazine currently abandoning its historic mission. But Ezra Klein has a contrary take, summarized in his headline 'Even the liberal New Republic Needs to Change.' The line is a joke on an old phrase, 'Even the liberal New Republic ... ,' which became a kind of catchphrase for the magazine’s regular habit of publishing attention-grabbing stories that challenged liberal thinking (some of them good, some of them not). That strain of contrarianism left many liberals, including Klein, with a deep-rooted hostility toward the magazine. Ironically, his column is a prime example of attention-grabbing, neoliberal contrarianism. Having read through Klein’s story, my substantive disagreements are actually small. He describes TNR as a 'policy magazine,' a description he qualifies by noting its tremendous culture section, but doesn’t qualify enough. TNR has never been a policy magazine. It is and always has been a magazine of politics and culture pitched at a high intellectual level, which necessarily limits its appeal to a slice of the public too small to be financially viable." (NYMag)




Paris Hilton finds a creative way into packed Basel party


"Guests had trouble getting into the packed Interview Magazine party at the Thompson Miami Beach Hotel, and even Paris Hilton had to go through the bushes. 'Paris and a friend were climbing though the bushes on the side of the hotel [to get around the crowd to a VIP entrance],' said a witness. 'The line was a madhouse.' Another guest said a doorman was punched by someone who was turned away.
'This door guy was trying to explain the event was at capacity and some angry guy who couldn’t get in punched him in the head,' says the witness. 'People are insane.' A random party guest was also seen trying to climb the fence to get inside Tuesday’s bash to mingle with guests including Owen Wilson, Peter Brant, and DSQUARED2’s Dean and Dan Caten." (P6)


The approach to Whitehall for Friday night's event.


"Ever since 2007, when The Paradise Fund revived the spirit of Olde Palm Beach by installing the legendary Bradley’s Casino at Henry Flagler’s landmark Whitehall, the organization’s annual fundraiser at The Flagler Museum has served as a blue-chip destination for High Roller Millennials from inside the PB/MIA-LA-NYC triangle. Established by Paul Kent Anderson, chairman and CEO, Christopher A. DiSchino, vice-president and COO, and H. Loy Anderson III, treasurer and CFO, The Paradise Fund seeks 'to effectuate change in the world by empowering their generation with the tools needed to make a difference in the lives of children across the globe.' Bettina Anderson and Zachary Potter were the head croupiers for this year’s gala attended by 500+ supporters. The event's chairman emeritus are Kent Anderson, Loy Anderson, Chris DiSchino, Hilary Jordan, Kenn Karakul, Arvo Katajisto, and Talbott Maxey. Committee members include Mary and Kane Baker, Nevin Bauman, Beth Beattie, Jeffrey Berman, Amanda Boalt, Mary Cheatham, Kendall Cheatham, Tony Cummings, Scott Diament, Chase Dreyfous, Annie Falk, Allegra Fanjul, Sara Groff, Ashley Harcourt, Wyatt Koch, Stacey Leuliette, Rory Mackay, Brianna Mahler, Felicia Marquez, Kristina and Brad McPherson, Greg Norman Jr., Eodd Peter, Gary Pohrer, Piper Quinn, Mike Ramos, Lauriston Segerson, Donald Scott, Tracy Smith, Mary Tobin and Angela Vecellio." (NYSD)

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