January 25, 2007 |
After a season in the limelight as a suspected extortionist, a former gossip columnist said Wednesday that he was relieved he wouldn't face federal charges of demanding payments in return for favorable coverage, and vowed to sue Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle and the New York Daily News for spreading the stories that ruined his career.
January 24, 2007 |
A former contributor to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column who was accused of trying to shake down Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle in exchange for good press will not be charged in the case. The case involving Jared Paul Stern is being closed, said an individual familiar with the federal investigation, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision was not yet public. Stern's lawyer confirmed that his client would not be indicted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2004 |
In a world where you can pause and rewind live TV (don't ask me how they do it), isn't it comforting that a newspaper still can blow it completely while trying for the old-fashioned political scoop? Sure, newspapers think it's really cool to get the story straight, but isn't there solace in knowing that real human beings put out your daily bugle instead of having output controlled by microchips? And that, as real human beings, a royal screw-up is always possible?
July 7, 2004 |
Hours before Americans learned that Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John F. Kerry had picked North Carolina Sen. John Edwards to be his running mate, the New York Post ran its own exclusive report, beating the competition by a mile. But it got the story wrong. "Kerry's Choice," blared the front page. "Dem picks Gephardt as VP Candidate." The story, which ran without a byline on Page 4, said the tabloid had "learned" that Kerry had decided to pick Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.
November 21, 2003 |
Federal authorities have opened an inquiry into how the New York Post obtained a bootlegged copy of Mel Gibson's controversial unreleased film "The Passion of Christ," three sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The Post said Monday that it had obtained a "rough-cut version of the film that we screened -- with temporary English subtitles, no credits and further editing changes likely."
February 24, 2003 |
The Dodgers have had a strong relationship with the Jewish community since moving to Los Angeles in 1958, and Jewish leaders said Sunday nothing should change despite the Sandy Koufax situation. The Hall of Fame pitcher severed ties with the Dodgers in protest of an item that appeared in the New York Post, which like the Dodgers is owned by News Corp., saying he would not return until the media conglomerate sold the franchise.