Less than a week after the departure of CEO Jerry Power and a day after mass layoffs were announced, the crumbling Plum TV luxury media empire now faces another loss. President Robert Gregory is leaving to take the same position at Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Of course, considering the state he left ... 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 >>
You guys! You guys! You guys! We're like really, really excited right now! The Daily Beast has posted yet another inane, weird ranking of cities! Oh, my God! This time, the Beast ranked the top 20 most caffeinated cities in America! And Miami/Fort Lauderdale came in at number 13! Put your li ... More >>
Fictional Miami mothers from Meet the Fockers. Yeah, it was either this or The Golden GirlsThe Daily Beast is beginning to rival Forbes.com for the number of inane city rankings list, but why should we complain? It gives us easy blog fodder. In honor of Mother's Day, Tina Brown's Internet conce ... More >>
Local pride took another hit today. Fresh off that embarrassing #4 party school ranking from Playboy, a Web site run by a white British blonde reports Miami is not one of the country's top 40 pot-smoking cities.
Tina Brown's The Daily Beast compiled a list of America's most stoned cities in hon ... 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.
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New Times and a doctoral student have found more than a dozen new instances of plagi ... 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 >>
The surprise here is not that a Miami-Dade road was named in the top ten of The Daily Beat's "75 Worst Commutes" listacle. The real surprise is that there are actually nine commutes in the country that are worse, and that only one South Florida road-way made the cut. Airport Expressway (Sta ... More >>
Nicolle Wallace is a Republican operative whose resumé includes working for the Bush White House and handling the early media strategy for Sarah Palin's VP run. She's the lady who decided those Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric interviews were a good idea. There is basically no reason whatsoever to ... More >>