As we reported yesterday, Silvio Berlusconi resigned as Italy's prime minister. News outlets around the world clamored to give their own unique, measured perspective on his exit. More specifically, they all got to finally use that "Bye Bye, Bunga Bunga" headline they had been sitting on for years. After the jump, a collection of outlets that used that headline, or a variant thereof.
On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal released its first issue of the revamped weekend paper, WSJ Weekend, with the hope of competing directly with the New York Times. One difference is that if you Google "WSJ Weekend" the first result reads "The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition" and if you click on it, it asks you for your payment information. That doesn't happen at the Times yet. But if you have the money to purchase the Journal, chances are you will like what you see!
Some things you see on the Internet, and you look at them, and you stare at them, thinking that maybe at some point along the lines of all this staring, it will begin to resemble something that will make sense. Try as you might, this is absolutely not one of those things.
Two Press Clips in one day? Don't call it a comeback. To cap off the day, the New York Times is firing shots at the Wall Street Journal; Newsweek is bleeding staffers everywhere, still; and...I mean, does anything else matter today besides the latest shots in the NYT/WSJ Newspaper Wars? Wgat do you even say to this?
Not Bob Christie, but close enough.
The Great War of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal rages on as absurdly over-compensatory advertisements continue to be placed around New York, and, uh, that's it. Except for this, with which the New York Times gets to declare victory over the Wall Street Journal!
Via Westside Independent. Click to enlarge.
It's been a week since the Wall Street Journal launched its much-ballyhooed and long-awaited Greater New York metropolitan section. How is it? Who cares! You always knew it was going to start out as The New York Post for People Too Rich To Be Caught With A Copy Of The New York Post, and wow, did they deliver. How to swipe a MetroCard! Rats, the Upper East Side, and Mafia-Related Puns! Funny Poor City Heroes Snubbed by Mean Mayor. Etc., etc. More important, though, is the war the Journal's having with the New York Times. And whether or not anybody gives a shit.
The fight between the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times has started! And while we wait to find out if anyone actually gives a shit, we couldn't help but already notice just how ugly it's been so far. And now, the potential for dirty competition beyond this thing's current condition! Just how ugly? You think you know, but you have no idea.More »