“To become a celebrity is to become a brand name. There is Ivory soap, Rice Krispies, and Philip Roth.”
“They feared that the right wing in Israel would say that the show had ‘humanized the terrorists.’”
One is an editor, the other a Senator — what combination could more anger the redditors?
“You’ve heard of the #IceBucketChallenge, but Forward publisher Sam Norich has something better: #SoupBucketChallenge. Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman & David Remnick, you have 24 hours!”
New Yorker magazine editor and Pulitzer-Prize winning author David Remnick accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday of endangering Israel, interfering in U.S. elections and aligning with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a “neocon strategy” against U.S. President Obama.
Newt Gingrich’s claim that Palestinians are an ‘invented people’ is alarming and reflects the GOP frontrunner’s mercurial personality, says New Yorker editor David Remnick.
After my post last month about the gender disparity in magazine publishing, which was followed by VIDA’s much more thorough and ultimately conclusive study, I, perhaps naively, expected to see a comment or two from the publications about the roots of this imbalance. Then weeks passed, and, well, basically nothing.
Now that we’ve all had a couple of days to enjoy the prospect of a sunny 2011, it’s time to get back to the worrying. In that spirit, here’s a thought to start us off: Some of Israel’s staunchest supporters in the American media are beginning to wonder openly how much longer they’ll be able to support the Jewish state.
New Yorker editor David Remnick put his finger on an important aspect of the current U.S.-Israel relationship, overlooked by most observers, that contributes to the current tensions between the two governments. In his Comment piece in the magazine’s current issue, Remnick writes that for all the pride Israeli leaders take in their grasp of American politics, “some right-wing members of the Israeli political élite, along with some ordinary Israelis, often seem to derive their most acute sense of Barack Obama from Fox News and the creepier nooks of the blogosphere.” The cartoon image many Israelis have of the president laid some of the groundwork for the blowup, he writes.