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Dan Abrams: Megyn Kelly Alleged ‘Multiple Incidents’ of Harassment by Roger Ailes

July 20, 2016

CaptureDan Abrams reported this morning, Wednesday, July 20th on Good Morning America, that Fox News’ Megyn Kelly told investigators of “multiple incidents” of alleged harassment by network Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Dan was told by a source close to the investigation that multiple Fox News female talent have spoken to investigators about potential harassment by Ailes. In addition to his reporting for ABC News,  Dan specified to Mediaite.com that Kelly apparently told investigators about a series of incidents from a decade ago. Read the full story here.

 

 

 

Trump’s Attack on Hispanic Judge Not a Two Sided Issue Requiring Media ‘Balance’

June 7, 2016
Filed under: Writing — Tags: , , , , , — Charlotte @ 2:57 pm

Donald Trump recently claimed that having Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a Hispanic judge, preside over one of the lawsuits against Trump University, is somehow biased against Trump. Trump went on to say that even a Muslim judge might be unfit to hear a case against him as well, a comment denounced by the vast majority of Republican leaders for being bigoted and undermining the judicial system. Dan recently wrote an article for Mediaite.com  on this issue NOT requiring media balance or an objective light, he commented, “In certain cases, the two sides are much simpler: right and wrong. In those relatively rare cases, it should be the media’s obligation and duty to shed the veneer of “objectivity” and specifically and vociferously call it what it is. Wrong. Donald Trump‘s claim that Judge Gonzalo Curiel, presiding over one of the lawsuits against Trump University, is somehow biased against him because he is “Mexican”(born in Indiana of course) is one of those cases.” Read the full article here.

 

Mediaite Breaks Traffic Record in March

April 4, 2016
Filed under: Blog,Writing — Tags: , , , , , — Charlotte @ 6:46 pm

mediaiteBig congratulations to Mediaite.com and LawNewz.com! Both sites had a banner month this March with Mediaite breaking a traffic record and LawNewz surpassing 1 million visitors (in only its second month!) Mediaite welcomed a whopping and record 7.7 million unique visitors and the site gave a shout out to Managing Editor Jon Nicosia as well as the whole Mediaite team. Check out more details here.

LawNewz.com Breaks 500,000 Unique Visitors

March 1, 2016
Filed under: Blog,Writing — Tags: , , , , — Charlotte @ 5:28 pm

Congratulations tCaptureo LawNewz.com! In its inaugural month, the newest Abrams Media site has welcomed over 500,000 unique visitors. With just two full time staffers and a few part-time freelancers, the site has more than doubled Mediaite’s first full month back in August of 2009 and continues to grow. LawNewz.com covers the legal angles of some of the biggest stories of the day and it has truly taken the publishing scene by storm. Dan writes, “Thank you to our viewers and readers and watch out because March has a full 31 days!”

Even Israel Condemns ‘Jewish Terror,’ Yet Obama Admin Still Can’t ​Do Same for ‘Islamic Terror​’

August 4, 2015
Filed under: Blog,Writing — Tags: , , , , , , — Charlotte @ 11:07 pm

Dan wrote a piece for Mediaite on the Obama Administration and its avoidance of the phrase “Islamic terrorism” over the years when describing acts of terror committed in the name of Islam. Dan writes, “By refusing to attribute any blame to even “radical Islam” for ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban or Boko Haram inspired horrors — intended to create fear and terror by people who openly and publicly do so in the name of Islam — the administration seems to hope it can ​camouflage reality.” Read the full piece here.

 

TheMarySue.com and Mediaite.com Welcome Record Number of Visitors in May and June

July 1, 2015
Filed under: Blog — Tags: , , , , , , , — Charlotte @ 5:05 pm

It seems like a good time to work at Abrams Media!  For the third time this year Mediaite broke its previous monthly traffic record. In the month of June, Mediaite.com welcomed a record 7.24 million unique visitors to the site putting it in an elite group of web properties with that kind of reach. For context, that means Mediaite alone does more than triple the traffic of a site like AdWeek which includes all of the MediaBistro blogs, and similar traffic to stalwarts like NBC.com and TheHill.com who have staffs many times our size. And to add to this good news – TheMarySue.com saw record traffic in May welcoming 3.5 million unique visitors (with a really strong June as well). Snaps to all of those at Abrams Media! Check out the full story here.

Allen Brill’s “Third Tier” law firm Brill & Meisel In Page Six (For Wrong Reasons)

June 2, 2015
Filed under: Blog — Tags: , , , , , — Charlotte @ 10:21 pm
This past week, ​NY Post’s Page Six had a lot to say about Elliot Meisel, partner of Allen H. Brill at New York real-estate firm law firm Brill ​& Meisel. Page Six reported that Meisel caused “an ugly scene by screaming at a Hamptons police officer” after being issued a ticket for parking in a handicapped spot. You hate to see that. Additionally the paper quoted an eyewitness who compared Meisel to “a caged animal pacing back and forth, screaming and dropping F-bombs” *cringe.* On top of this, Page Six made it a two day story further reporting that “Meisel, a partner at Manhattan real-estate law firm Brill & Meisel, also allegedly threatened to poison or mow down 15,000 trees he says were illegally planted on a controversial Christmas tree farm in Sagaponack. . . he then stated ‘he would get a farm truck and run down all the f - - king trees.’ ‘Poison them’ or ‘burn them all.”  In a piece Dan wrote on Mediaite.com, he mentioned his own experience with the “loutish” behavior of Allen Brill. While Dan seemed surprised that The Post would even care about Meisel (or Brill), he also seemed to appreciate seeing the firm called out for this sort of atrocious behavior.

Somehow “Seinfeld” Remains As Relevant as Ever On Mediaite and Elsewhere

March 16, 2015
Filed under: Blog,Writing — Tags: , , , — Charlotte @ 10:06 pm

It is hard to believe that the show Seinfeld ended 17 years ago. It’s even harder to believe how often it is still mentioned, discussed and used as a cultural reference. In fact, in the past three months there were 15 mentions of it on Mediaite.com. This past week, Mediaite covered the intense competition to air the Seinfeld reruns between Amazon, Hulu and Yahoo. For a 17 year old show, that is pretty astounding. But it is the regular references in pop culture and elsewhere that are even more striking. From Larry David still defending the finale, to a killer who may have been influenced by the show, to Dan’s neighbor being compared to “Newman,” …What is it about the show that makes it so timeless? Well the characters were certainly unique but yet, at the same time so familiar to many of us in one way or another. Additionally,  it also ran for 9 years ( and continues to rerun) so it became part of the lexicon of a generation. Whatever the reason, here is to Seinfeld and its enduring legacy!

Dan Writes About Media’s Infatuation with Itself, Even in Death and Doom

February 16, 2015
Filed under: Blog,Writing — Tags: , , , , , — Charlotte @ 10:21 pm

Dan wrote a piece for Mediaite.com  about the recent drama in the media world and the media’s obsession with itself. 2015 has already proven to be a tumultuous year so far for those in the media business. In less than two months the television and news world has been turned upside down between Brian Williams’ “fall from grace” to the sudden deaths of David Carr and Bob Simon, as well as Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show. While these events did have some major impact and repercussions, Dan notes the amount of media coverage devoted to such topics that probably wouldn’t have occurred had these individuals not worked in media.  Dan asks, “If Carr had been a pioneering finance writer or art critic would he have received anywhere near this amount of mainstream media coverage? Of course not.” He also adds an interesting call- out, “Us media types often take issue with political figures, business leaders and even entertainment titans who view the world through a narrow, self-centered prism. Yet who is there to call us out when we are guilty of the same crime?” Read the full piece here.