The Longform Guide to Journalism Takedowns: In which Thomas Friedman, Jay Mariotti, and TED are eviscerated. →

Featuring such pleasantries as:

  • How To Not Be The Biggest Asshole In Media: 4 Lessons I Learned From Meeting Jay Mariotti And Reading His Awful Book
  • Hollywood’s Information Man: a profile of Peter Bart, then-editor in chief of Variety
  • The Buzz Factory: a profile of Steven T. Florio, then-president and CEO of Condé Nast Publications
  • Flathead: a deconstruction of the inanities New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman weaves through his columns and books.

There’s nothing quite like journalists pulling out the knives and going after one another. As Slate notes, “A good takedown is tricky because you’ve got to believe, ultimately, that he/she/it totally deserved it, too.”

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