After an amazing ascent (Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker), it's been sort of interesting to watch her career crash and burn over the past 13 or so years. Talk was an epic failure; The Daily Beast has had a good day, but it's still viewed as HuffPo Lite; and Newsweek has become an official embarrassment (with it's frivolous content and horribly Photoshopped covers). Has she quit trying altogether?
Tina Brown: Why has a comeback been so difficult?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/12/2012|
Newsweek has turned into People under Tina Brown. The covers are so bad they're almost campy.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/02/2012|
I hear Naomi Watts is portraying her in a movie. Is that right?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/02/2012|
What was her cable TV show, again?
Now that was a failure, but it wasn't even interesting enough to be called "epic."
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/02/2012|
Topic A with Tina Brown.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/02/2012|
[quote]The Daily Beast has had a good day, but it's still viewed as HuffPo Lite
HuffPo is increasingly viewed as a link farm and/or a venue that expects a large majority of its editorial staff to provide content for free, which does not describe The Daily Beast in any way. They have a full roster of very well-known journalists, and unlike HuffPo actually pays them a decent living.
Nonetheless, Tina Brown hasn't been truly relevant since she left Vanity Fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/02/2012|
Where would she come back from?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/02/2012|
Daily Beast always runs the silliest stories. It wouldn't hurt if it had a bit more depth.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/02/2012|
[quote]Why has a comeback been so difficult?
Maybe because she's an airhead.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/02/2012|
She was on "Morning Joe" this morning talking about her abysmal magazine.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/10/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/10/2012|
I worked for her. She's a hyper idiot. All she could say was "Hot!" or "Very Hot!"
We all ended up calling her Tiny Brain.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/10/2012|
"HuffPo is increasingly viewed as a link farm and/or a venue that expects a large majority of its editorial staff to provide content for free, which does not describe The Daily Beast in any way. They have a full roster of very well-known journalists"
Like Jayson Blair.
I already forgot who said it, but regarding Tina's new "Heaven" issue of Newsweek, they basically said just end the magazine now rather than put out such sad, (as in pathetic,) issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/10/2012|
She fucked over the wrong people. I understand why she is a failure , but why is she offered so many opportunities to fail?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/10/2012|
she ruined newsweek. i cancelled my subscription after that abortion of a cover calling for Obama to be voted out of office came out. that british "journalist" right winger she hired is a total hack.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/10/2012|
Overrated and over-promoted always. A cunning networker but an empty suit. There's very little there there.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/10/2012|
Does anyone remember SPY magazine? Tina Brown was one of their favorite targets back in the day when she was editor of VF. They loved to make fun of her, and they were hilarious about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/10/2012|
[quote]HuffPo is increasingly viewed as a link farm and/or a venue that expects a large majority of its editorial staff to provide content for free, which does not describe The Daily Beast in any way. They have a full roster of very well-known journalists, and unlike HuffPo actually pays them a decent living.
You're 100 percent correct. But you won't get many people here on your side, because DL is filled with 80 year olds who get their news from AOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/10/2012|
R17 is an 80 year old who gets his news from AOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/11/2012|
[quote]Newsweek has turned into People under Tina Brown.
It's even worse than that; it's turned into a trolling organization that writes "provocative" articles just to get people to buy/click. Quality and depth don't matter; neither does accuracy. What matters is "buzz."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/11/2012|
I'm surprised no one here has called her a cunt yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/11/2012|
I feel like when she started the idea of celebrity news as real news, if that makes sense, was somewhat new. She capitalized on it. Now Newsweek is just one more pictures-above-words rag.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/11/2012|
Remember the magazine she started for a hot minute during the Internet Boom, "Talk"?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/11/2012|
I remember Talk. Talk about a terrible magazine!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/11/2012|
Of course Gwyneth was on the inaugural cover of Talk (which guaranteed it'd be DOA).
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/11/2012|
"A cunning networker but an empty suit."
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/12/2012|