Inside the Gossip Industrial Complex
Huffington Post - over 3 years
George Rush and Joanna Molloy's "SCANDAL: A Manual, The Inside Story of America's Infamous Gossip Columnists" (Skyhorse/Norton) is the most fun read I've had all year -- possibly in several years. It is a delicious look behind the curtain of New York's gossip media industrial complex, the players and the played, and how rival columns and columnists at the Daily News and The New York Post do battle and have been forced to evolve in an Internet/ Matt Drudge/ Fox News/ and TMZ disrupted world.
A few disclaimers: Rush and I became friends while attending Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, and having birthdays a few days apart have shared many a celebration including our respective birthdays, our weddings to women better than we deserved, and shared life events related to our children about whom we are gobsmacked and who, on occasion, we have forced to visit each other and go on rides at Magic Mountain. I have appeared in Page Six items and in Rush and Molloy and have on more th
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