Just months after the New Republic magazine implemented an ambitious online redesign, the liberal journal’s new iPad application is being panned as error-riddled according to several customers who reviewed the app and described the program as a “mess.”
Owner of the New Republic Chris Hughes paid $1,922,500 in cash for a new home in New York’s 19th congressional district where his husband Sean Eldridge plans to run for a House of Representatives seat in 2014, according to New York magazine.
Sophisticates, cynics, and moralists of all stripes long have held that there is not “a dime’s worth of difference” between the Republican Party and the Democratic one, and that elections might as well be settled by a toss of that very same dime. But the talk-show host or fringe activist who assumes such a flippant attitude toward partisan politics might check his beliefs against the events of the past week. Every day brings news that would be utterly different had Mitt Romney won the 2012 election.
I was halfway into the latest celebratory profile of Chris Hughes, the Facebook multi-millionaire and owner of the New Republic, when I was struck by the following idea, which I provide free of charge. If you are a millionaire or billionaire looking to avoid negative or critical or even remotely credulous press coverage, stop what you are doing, invest in a media property, and employ liberal writers and editors. You will probably lose a lot of money, but the intangible benefits of slavish praise and deflected criticism will be priceless.
A groundbreaking new report raises serious questions as to whether President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is knowingly, and illegally, accepting and soliciting donations from foreign nationals.
Insiders at the New Republic say that the magazine’s new owner, wealthy socialite Christopher Hughes, has hijacked the editorial process and created tension by firing the magazine’s respected editor-in-chief, the Washington Post reported in a recent profile of Hughes.
While the New Republic magazine was making ambitious predictions about its future under a new owner with deep pockets, start-up GOOD Magazine was cleaning house, firing the majority of its editorial staff just a day after throwing a party to launch its most recent issue.