Don't steal from Dan | Bleader

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Don't steal from Dan

Posted By on 01.24.08 at 04:26 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

The new sex columnist for the New York Press, in an act of stunningly incompetent plagiarism, ripped off a 2006 installment of "Savage Love," the most popular alt-weekly column on the planet, and got caught by Moe Tkacik at Jezebel. Unfortunately, she leaps from querying the recalcitrant editor of the Village Voice's competitor to a rant about alt-weeklies as a group, which works about as well as saying one blogger who confuses correlation for causation is the reason people don't trust blogs. There are a lot of reasons the industry is struggling financially, but "one editor is incompetent" wouldn't make my list of the top 1,000 or so. More salient advice: avoid stunt hires.

Tags: , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

  • —30—

    A farewell, and some favorite pieces from the Reader.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Very Political Life of Bill Daley

    Bill Daley: lifetime centrist
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Hidden Hands

    The Hidden Hands

    In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
    • Jan 13, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
The Great Leap Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Upstairs Theatre
September 05

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories