'New York Post' retracts Michelle Obama room service report

'Post' says gossip report untrue; Maddow an early success at MSNBC; Judith Miller joins Fox News

That New York Post Page Six report about Michelle Obama ordering more than $400 in lobster, caviar, and other expensive treats to her room at the Waldorf-Astoria? Not true, it turns out. The newspaper retracted the gossip report on October 21, saying the source “must have been under the influence of a mind-altering drug.” The write-up was already disseminated widely on talk radio and conservative Web sites. However, the Post did show balance, running a gossip item claiming that Ann Coulter was sighted in a Florida supermarket trashing Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) campaign.

 

Also in the media glare:

 

Publishing magnate William Reilly dies at age 70.

 

Rachel Maddow doubles MSNBC's 9 pm audience.

 

Post-Olympics, China pulls back some restrictions on foreign journalists.

 

Former New York Times correspondent Judith Miller joins Fox News Channel.

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