In your terrific Tuesday media column: Simon & Schuster stands up for its in-house plagiarist, Jon Capehart pranked on the Twitter, the force behind David Westin's departure, and bad times in newspaper-land.
Former Daily Beast writer and world-class plagiarist Gerald Posner is being sued by Frank Owen, an author whose book Clubland was plagiarized by Posner. We have selections from Owen's complaint, filed in New York district court this morning, below.
Gerald Posner—the former Daily Beast writer who's recently been found to have plagiarized one bazillion times—is also an attorney. Mahmood Karzai is the crooked brother of Afghanistan's president. Together, they're a legal PR combo that cannot lose!(?)
In your illiterate Wednesday media column: Joe Klein fails reading comprehension, Gerald Posner does the Gerald Posner thing again, Photoshop model disclosure in Australia, a Conde-Hearst talent war foreshadowed, and Playboy grows ever less sexy.
In your shady Thursday media column: Gerald Posner rewarded for his hard work, Atlantic Media gives up on its business site, Newsweek.com gets a redesign, and Janice Min's bold new plans for The Hollywood Reporter.
World-class plagiarist and former Daily Beast reporter Gerald Posner was last seen threatening to sue the Miami New Times, for calling him a plagiarist. Today: the Miami New Timesreports 35 new instances of Posner plagiarism. LOLOLOL. Good luck, Gerald!
In your uproarious Thursday media column: Gerald Posner lawyers up, your favorite comic strip goes dark, a reporter's ready to run against John McCain, the internet gets more ad money, and something wacky is going on at Elle.
The Miami New Times says it's uncovered no fewer than 16(!) new instances of plagiarism by former Daily Beast reporter, serial plagiarist, and self-described thieving cocksucker Gerald Posner. This guy! It's always the thieving cocksuckers you have to watch.
Gerald Posner, the former Daily Beast reporter who's copped to a comically high number of plagiarism violations recently, gave a little speech in Miami Beach last night. One of the authors he's plagiarized was there! It did not go well.
It looks like Gerald Posner's "time out" from the Daily Beast is now permanent: After his editors found fresh instances of plagiarism, the lead investigative journalist offered his resignation, and it was accepted.
The Daily Beast writer who confessed Friday to "unintentionally" lifting several sentences from a Miami Herald article also copied passages on four other occasions, as far back as July 2009. And now he's taking a "time out" from the Beast.
Tiger Woods scoop-meister Gerald Posner has admitted to copying five sentences from a Miami Heraldarticle for a piece he wrote this week for the Daily Beast about a Miami murder. He apologized and said it was inadvertent.