Posts Tagged ‘fishbowldc’

Wendy Gordon Calls FishbowlDC’s Work a “Sophomoric Form of Cyberbullying”

Wendy Gordon, the D.C. publicist who was the target of FishbowlDC's nasty "Wendy Wednesday " series,  has finally spoken out following her defamation lawsuit against the gossip blog, its parent company, its former editor Betsy Rothstein, and contributor Peter Ogburn. In an interview with the Washington Post's Erik Wemple, Gordon calls FishbowlDC's work—which portrayed her as a sex-crazed drunk—a "sophomoric [...]

Meet Your New FishbowlDC Editor/Comedian

Local comedian and writer Patrick Tutwiler has been tapped as the new editor of FishbowlDC, the gossipy, Mediabistro-owned blog tracking the foibles and awkward tweets of D.C. journalists.  He hasn't responded to an interview request yet, but in the meantime, Washington City Paper found this recent video of Tutwiler's stand-up act, in which he self-identifies as a [...]

District Line Daily: 39,000 Shots Fired

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Police sensors, specifically ShotSpotter technology, have detected nearly 40,000 incidents of gunfire in D.C. since 2006, [...]

Betsy Rothstein Leaves FishbowlDC

The always irascible local media reporter Betsy Rothstein is out at FishbowlDC.
Rothstein tweeted Thursday morning that after three years at the site, she's leaving:
Whether raging waters or smooth sailing, my 3 years at FishbowlDC have been the perfect storm. Onto new adventures. Stay tuned...
— Betsy Rothstein (@betsyscribeindc) October 31, 2013
During her tenure at the media [...]

District Line Daily: The Deadly Car Chase That Shook D.C.

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The woman who was shot by police near the U.S. Capitol Thursday after a high speed [...]

Witnesses in FishbowlDC Lawsuit Include Tucker Carlson and Emily Miller

The defamation suit against FishbowlDC is already shaping up to be a real-life Seinfeld finale, only instead of the Soup Nazi, the trial's witness list includes a number of local minor media personalities.
Lawyers for local publicist Wendy Gordon filed the suit back in January, alleging that FishbowlDC editor Betsy Rothstein and blogger Peter Ogburn "falsely depicted Ms. Gordon as [...]

FishbowlDC Lawsuit Opponents Really Don’t Want to See Each Other

The defamation lawsuit filed by Washington publicist Wendy Gordon against media gossip blog FishbowlDC  finally had a hearing in court this morning. Most of the arguments at the scheduling conference centered on how physically close the plaintiffs and defendants could stand to be to each other.
But first, because it's not the Fishbowl lawsuit without sexual [...]

FishbowlDC Responds to Libel Claims: It’s Satire!

We're still one cruel month away from the first hearing in Washington publicist Wendy Gordon's lawsuit against Washington media site FishbowlDC. But by reading Fishbowl owner Mediabistro's response to the complaint, filed Wednesday, we can get a taste of  the company's upcoming defense.
Gordon, you'll remember, is suing Fishbowl for libel over a series of posts [...]

Hey FishbowlDC: Check Your Obits

FishbowlDC, always a good source for media-related events and news, has slightly overbilled an event that takes place tomorrow. It's a discussion on "media business models and the role of philanthropy" and it's hosted by the Washington Monthly and the New America Foundation.
Take a look at the screen grab above: Participating in one of [...]

Our Morning Roundup: McWhorter, Saletan, and the Color of Performance

Good morning, City Desk readers, and welcome to another edition of Freedom Friday. We're wrapping up our Summer Music Guide as I type, and I can assure you that it's going to be a doozie–the kind of doozie you'll likely keep on your coffee table from May 15 through September 1 as a quick reference [...]

Fishbowl: Pick Up the Phone!

On April 22, FishbowlDC broke a pretty sweet story on Metro Weekly. Citing "sources," FishbowlDC's Christine Delargy wrote that the publication would cease printing within three weeks and would move to an online-only approach.
One thing Delargy left out of her reporting: A call to Metro Weekly's management.
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