Monday, July 14, 2008

Obama May Not Laugh, But Some Newhouses Who Own The New Yorker Are Democrat Fans

OK, so maybe not everybody got the joke with The New Yorker cover. We at this blog (we're speaking in the Charlie Rose third-person voice again) -- happened to be atitter over the cartoon of Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Maybe years ago, when Conde Nast chairman Si Newhouse's best friend, Roy Cohn, was alive, we might have thought this was all a political dirty trick. But these days, Si and his brother Donald remain agnostically in the background, while magazines cater to more than their fair share of liberals. And it's not like the Newhouses, whose family-owned company Advance Publications runs The New Yorker, are against the Democrats. Campaign records show that Wynn Newhouse, the son of chairman, has given a few thousand to the Democratic National Committee, and apparently Lorry Newhouse, another-in-law, also gave some dough.
As that famous philosopher Bette Midler says in the current issue of Vanity Fair, another Newhouse publication, "I say f-- 'em if they can't take a joke!"

"The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings" -- New Documentary Based on Book Along with Oliver Stone's "JFK" Coming This November

Along with the re-issued book, "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings," a new two-hour documentary of the same name is being released this November by Warner Home Video and producer Robert Kline. Here's what the new three-pak will look like. Here's what they're saying about it:
On the live action front, just in time for the Presidential election, Warner will deliver a 3-disc JFK: Ultimate Collector's Edition on DVD, including special packaging, 3 hours of bonus content and collectible memorabilia, as well as an all new documentary, The Kennedy's: America's Emerald Kings. This title will also be available on Blu-ray Disc format in Digibook packaging.