When the media becomes the news, everyone is entertained. Media scandals are the best scandals of all, for their enjoyable mix of forced professionalism and palpable discomfort. Come; let us look back at the year's ten best.
Two weeks ago, Cooks Source was just a tiny regional New England food magazine. Then its editor stole a freelancers article and haughtily dismissed her protests, drawing the internet's wrath. Now, it seems you people may have killed Cooks Source.
Yesterday, a bit of plagiarism at an obscure regional food magazine blew up the internet. Cooks Source editor Judith Griggs' haughty dismissal of a writer she stole from earned her four kabillion brickbats. She's apologized! Not very well, though. [UPDATED]
Writer Monica Gaudio was surprised to see an old article of hers appear in Cooks Source, a "publication for food lovers in Western New England." So she wrote the magazine's editor to ask how they got it. The reply: insanity.