A Good Pre-Weekend Read: WWD‘s Michael Wolff Profile

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By Amanda Ernst Comment

newser.pngToday, WWD takes a look at author, Vanity Fair columnist, media critic and all around character Michael Wolff, his Newser.com aggregator that houses his blog and his recent affair that was splashed all over Page Six.

Journalists typically don’t like to talk about themselves, so when a good profile of a media celebrity comes around, they’re always a fun and interesting read. Our favorite quote comes near the end, and surprisingly it’s not from Wolff himself but from profiler Irin Carmon. As the writer explains that Wolff’s blog post about rival media critic David Carr has only racked up 1,000 pageviews while a post about President Barack Obama has racked up more than 80,000, the following observation is made:

“That few care as much about the media as it cares about itself is now measurable.”

Read more: Michael Wolff, One His (But Not Really) via WWD