Media Elite's Condescending Favors Annoy the Twitterati

New York's restaurant advice rubbed Make's editor the wrong way; Kurt Andersen's praise rubbed Alex Balk the wrong way; and Cablevision's insults rubbed Jeff Jarvis precisely as intended.

Media Elite's Condescending Favors Annoy the Twitterati

Make magazine's Mark Frauenfelder didn't appreciate Eater founder Ben Leventhal's advice on how to ingratiate yourself to a restaurant.

Media Elite's Condescending Favors Annoy the Twitterati

Alex Balk didn't appreciate being the forgotten co-founder, except insofar as it allowed him to taunt Kurt Andersen.

Media Elite's Condescending Favors Annoy the Twitterati

Cablevision, the company, trolled Jeff Jarvis, the internet pundit. Successfully.

Media Elite's Condescending Favors Annoy the Twitterati

Time magazine's Karen Tumulty was in the White House, as an actual reporter, and immediately launched an investigation into the plants at the press conference. When Time Inc CEO Ann Moore said "trustworthy.... fact-based reporting" would save her company, this must have been what she was talking about.

Media Elite's Condescending Favors Annoy the Twitterati

Air America's Ana Marie Cox, meanwhile, spent her White House time responsibly looking for guy she makes great fun of every week.


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