Two years after Miami New Times exposed him as a
serial plagiarist, Gerald Posner is still getting gigs as an investigative
journalist. Last we heard of the disgraced Miami
Babylon author, he was lawyerin' for Afghan
President Hamid Karzai's brother Mahmood. That was
five months after we e ... More >>
via The Buffalo BeastEvery year we here at the Miami New Times humbly offer our Dirty Dozen of the worst locals of the year. Ever year, Buffalo's own alt weekly, The Beast, takes the concept a bit farther with the 50 most deplorable Americans of the year. Their edition this year, though, is rife ... More >>
George Rekers, quote machine.Here at New Times, people say all sorts of crazy shit to us. Then we hand-pick only the craziest shit and sift it into a giant grinder, which pumps out the little sparkling quote nuggets you find in your newspaper every week.
They are designed to make you cry, giggle ... More >>
photo by Bill CookeBack in March, we were the first to detail local author Frank Owen's charges that Gerald Posner had plagiarized dozens of passages in his latest book, Miami Babylon, from Owen's 2003 book Clubland. The case opened the floodgates on what looks like Posner's career-long habit of ... More >>
Taint gone: the oil spill is with us for years to come, whether we like it or notYesterday scientists at the University of California, San Francisco published a report on the dangers to humans and wildlife still posed by the gigantic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To the cha ... More >>
Photo by Bill CookeGerald Posner, international man of mystery.Mahmood Karzai, meet Gerald Posner.You're a multimillionaire Afghan "entrepreneur" who happens to be the brother of fabulously corrupt President Hamid Karzai, and you've just been accused by the Wall Street Journal of airlifting billi ... More >>
Last time we wrote about Gerald Posner, we showed -- in excruciating detail -- how the disgraced South Beach author appears to have plagiarized at least 35 passages from dozens of sources in two books, Why America Slept and Secrets of the Kingdom.
photo by Bill CookeThat story came a few w ... More >>
Gerald Posner has apparently landed a TV deal for Miami Babylon, a book that New Times has proved includes dozens of plagiarized passages.
photo by Bill CookeCary Woods, a producer and Plum TV-co-founder, tells the New York Post he plans to turn Babylon into a "tropical" version of T ... More >>
Stephen Jaffe, a publicist hired by author Gerald Posner, responded to El Jefe's recent comment about lawyer and author Mark Lane. The comment, which was reported across the country, referred to Lane as an "83-year-old Jonestown survivor." Obviously, he is much more than that., We stand corrected.
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Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
Gerald Posner, Miami Beach author and admitted plagiarist, announced today that he's hired a lawyer to defend him against Miami New Times' stories about his literary thefts.
photo by Bill CookeHis choice of attorney is turning some heads in New York: Mark Lane is famous for authoring -- alm ... More >>
Back on March 16, Riptide broke the news that South Beach-based author Gerald Posner's latest book, Miami Babylon, had stolen eight passages from Frank Owen's 2003 work Clubland.
photo by Bill Cooke
New Times and a doctoral student have found more than a dozen new instances of plagi ... More >>
Photo by Bill CookeGerald PosnerIn this week's New Times, we report on 16 new examples of apparent plagiarism in Gerald Posner's latest book, Miami Babylon. We emailed all the problems to Posner last week and left multiple phone messages for him, but he never responded.Minutes ago, however, he uploa ... More >>
Gerald Posner showed up at Miami Beach Botanical Garden last night fresh off New Times' revelations that he had plagiarized significant text from author Frank Owen's Clubland in his book Miami Babylon.Rather than ignore the "800-pound gorilla," as he called it, or Owen himself, who was in ... More >>
Last month, when Miami Beach journalist Gerald Posner got caught lifting from the Miami Herald in stories he wrote for the Daily Beast, he blamed the "warp speed" of the Internet.
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Gerald PosnerSo what's his excuse for plagiarizing at the presumably snail pace of book wr ... More >>
via The Daily BeastDespite its name, The Daily Beast is not a per diem review of large, threatening wild life. Well, usually anyway.Even after parting ways with Gerald Posner, Tina Brown's internet concern hasn't kept its eyes off South Florida. This week they sent former Newsweek senior rep ... More >>
Photo by Bill CookeAfter admitting to plagiarizing multiple passages from Miami Herald stories and other sources, Gerald Posner has resigned as chief investigative reporter of The Daily Beast.Posner, a Miami Beach author best known for his investigative books like Miami Babylon, posted an ... More >>
Photo by Bill CookeGerald PosnerMiami-based investigative reporter Gerald Posner has been caught lifting lines from Miami Herald stories for his own stories at the Daily Beast. As a result, Posner has been temporarily suspended.Posner, the author of Miami Babylon and many other well-received nonf ... More >>
Andrew Nelson (center) surrounded by new Twitter friends at Scotty's Landing.Andrew Nelson (@andrewnelson) found a new way to explore Miami that didn't involve a glossy brochure or lengthy travel guide. Instead, he crowdsourced his travel plans on Twitter, relying on the advice of locals to plan ... More >>
Back in the 1990s, Ann Louise Bardach -- who speaks Sunday at 11 a.m. with Gerald Posner at the Miami bookfair, made herself infamous
in Miami by scoring a huge
interview with Fidel Castro for Vanity Fair. Later, she nailed American
hypocrisy toward terrorists when talking with Magic City mad bom ... More >>
Here at Riptide, we've had a lot of fun lately with recently declassified CIA documents.via Wikimedia CommonsWho is on that grassy knoll?Last week, the spooks gave us files from the 60s that proved Luis Posada Carriles -- Miami's most famous terrorist still walking the streets today -- used to sn ... More >>
DJ Seasunz, a well established local DJ, drove around in his car with the dead body of his 18-year-old girlfriend before turning himself into police. He's being charged with second-degree murder and was denied bond.Miami's best known graffiti crew, MSG, is heading to divorce court as one of the co-f ... More >>
Bill CookeTrisha Posner (left), Irene Marie, and Tara SolomonJust last week, investigative journalist Gerald Posner complained to the New York Post that no one in town would throw a party for the release of his new book detailing the cocaine-fueled history of Miami Beach, Miami Babylon. Not ... More >>
Gerald Posner speaks about the ol' coke days of Miami-past: "You could go to a dentist and pay him with an eight-ball. You could rent a boat with cocaine. It sounds like a bad movie, but it's true." [WSJ]
The Miami Hurricanes took easy care of the FAMU rattlers in a game of college football. I ... More >>
Gerald Posner has a new book out called Miami Babylon. In it, he details Lee Schrager's having pled guilty to insurance fraud. Lee Schrager is the local, socially-networked promotions powerhouse behind the success of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Our paper-product recently profiled Lee ... More >>
WikicommonsHunter S. Thompson at the 1988 FairArtists have Basel. Filmmakers have MIFF. Geniuses have the Book Fair.My inner nerd (well, maybe it's outer, too...) did the running man this morning when it saw PR-extraordinaire Lisa Palley's email announcing the Author List for the 2009 Miami Book ... More >>