Erik Wemple called out octogenarian journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave for lifting lines from other news sources in his Washington Times columns. [Washington Post]
But now this lawyer, Timothy Naegle, wants Wemple fired for getting a journalism legend put on leave of absence. [Fishbowl DC]
Speaking of D.C., they’re getting a BuzzFeed bureau. [Fishbowl DC]
Layoffs are coming to Patch. [WSJ]
Tao Lin is taking a break from ‘trying’ on Twitter. [HTML Giant]
Feminist Ryan Gosling Tumblr will be made into a book. Hey (girl?), how do all these Tumblr-to-book deals license all the photos they illegally Tumbl’d? [Huffington Post]
In happier book news, Grantland editor Rafe Bartholomew sold a “riotous, occasionally bawdy, and stirring memoir” of growing up in McSorley’s, where his father is a 40-year bartender, to John Parsley at Little, Brown. His agent is Mollie Glick at Foundry. We predict it will make the best Father’s Day present in 2013. [Publishers Marketplace]
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