Don't invite them together

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Author and journalist Ann Louise Bardach has written for Vanity Fair, Los Angeles, Talk, George and, among others, the New Yorker -- but you can probably scratch that last one from her future assignment list. Lloyd Grove on the NY Daily News gossip page today has details of a feud over Bardach's accusations that the New Yorker turned down a couple of her pitches then let William Finnegan lift generously from her book, Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana. Grove writes that fellow Santa Barbaran Lou Cannon has been advising Bardach, but editor David Remnick is apparently not amused. He calls her acusations "off-base and unfair" and the magazine gave Grove a length rebuttal.

Meanwhile, the staff at the L.A. Business Journal couldn't help but notice that their sources-said story last week on CAA leaving the I.M. Pei building in Beverly Hills for Century City was followed today in the L.A. Times business section. "This happens all the time with us," a staffer emails. "As usual, no mention of who first reported the story, unlike the Wall Street Journal and even the NYT, which cite where news is first broken..."

Actually, the LABJ first reported on the impending move in November. Last week's story was the follow-up that the deal was final.


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