Romenesko links today to a Cathy Seipp "From the Left Coast" column at National Review Online where she repurposes her blog takes on old nemesis Nikki Finke, the LA Weekly columnist. The piece, headlined "Nikki's L.A.", opens with the recent Los Angeles magazine profile of Finke and revisits the two women's bizarre public disagreement over whether they have in fact lunched together. It's Seipp and NRO, so of course it's all wrapped in the usual attempted object lesson about left (bad!) and right (good!).
* It's local too: The same column runs under the headline "Madame Hollywood" in today's CityBeat. I suspect neither place pays well enough to expect original stuff. Also: Finke writes to explain there is "no 'spat,' no 'public disagreement' and no 'old nemesis'...That woman's name has never appeared in print or broadcast under my byline nor have I even obliquely referred to her in print or broadcast. And I don't blog."