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2000 Stories by Cynthia Cotts

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  • Irony on the Rise

    published December 26, 2000

    Not so long ago, irony was viewed as a menace on 43rd Street, where the tone was consistently sober and any humor that crept in purely... More >>

  • Drug War Goes on Trial

    published December 19, 2000

    It's a libel action with all the elements of a political thriller. Two left-wing publishers use the Internet to accuse a powerful Mexican banker... More >>

  • Memo to Turner

    published December 12, 2000

    It's been one long nightmare for Sean Dix. In June 1996, after CNN ran a mocking story about his new dental floss device, Dix complained bitterly,... More >>

  • New Jersey Cops to Racism

    published December 5, 2000

    In the last few weeks, the insane election coverage has buried a more profound story: Racial profiling exists! For years, stories of black and... More >>

  • Does Fox Slant the News?

    published November 28, 2000

    Last week, when I blasted Rupert Murdoch for the conservative bias of Fox News channel, lots of people wrote asking why I didn't mention the... More >>

  • Conservatives in Drag

    published November 21, 2000

    One night last week I turned on Hardball just as John Sununu was saying, "Let me make one point, and I hope I can make it in a nonpartisan... More >>

  • The Rap on Ralph

    published November 14, 2000

    Last week, as the big political parties scrapped over an elusive throne, Gore supporters took turns spitting at Ralph Nader. From campaign offices... More >>

  • Take a Shill Pill

    published November 7, 2000

    What do Celebrex, Paxil, Propecia, Viagra, and Xenical have in common? (A) They are not used to treat life-threatening conditions. (B) Their... More >>

  • Whose Work Is It Anyway?

    published October 31, 2000

    In my last column, I accused Salon of screwing its freelancers.... More >>

  • Here's Your Piece of the Pie

    published October 24, 2000

    "Ugly times call for ugly tactics," wrote Salon founder David Talbot last year, defending a scurrilous story on Henry Hyde. Now, with its... More >>

  • Slouching Toward Jerusalem

    published October 17, 2000

    Journalists needed a world-class spin detector to make sense of the Middle East last week. The factual apocalypse arrived in the form of three big... More >>

  • Twin Leaks

    published October 10, 2000

    At a Senate hearing on October 3, the last witness was Notra Trulock, the former Energy Department official who cooked up the theory that China... More >>

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    published October 3, 2000

    On September 21, 12 editorial staffers from Washington City Paper convened in a secret... More >>

  • Will the 'Times' Take It Lying Down?

    published September 19, 2000

    It's been a media circus since Wen Ho Lee was set free last week, with every accountable party pointing a finger at someone else. While Lee is... More >>

  • The Art of the Lead

    published August 29, 2000

    A few years back, a male magazine writer I know was dating a female editor from another magazine. She let him in on one of her trade secrets: when... More >>

  • 'Newsday' Inches Back Into NYC

    published August 22, 2000

    On August 8, Newsday editor Anthony Marro stunned his staff when he arrived at the Kew Gardens office to announce a new "Queens strategy"... More >>

  • Snow-Blind on 43rd Street

    published August 15, 2000

    Thank God that New York Times executive editor Joe Lelyveld has stamped out drug reporting at the paper this year. Last January, he gave an... More >>

  • 'Street' Fighting Man

    published August 8, 2000

    On August 2, financial guru Jim Cramer fired off an e-mail about More >>

  • Krugman Takes On ‘Seattle Man’

    published August 1, 2000

    Has The New York Times unleashed a pissing match between Paul Krugman, its op-ed columnist and cheerleader for globalization, and Green... More >>

  • Partners in Copyright Scam

    published July 25, 2000

    Last week, you could hear lots of honking and yelling on the road to Contentville, the new Web site that... More >>

  • A Study in Synergy

    published July 18, 2000

    WNYC radio thinks it has a hit on its hands with Satellite Sisters, its new Saturday talk show for women. The show stars five sisters, ages... More >>

  • Lazio Makes Industry Waves

    published July 11, 2000

    If a fundraiser held June 29 at Le Cirque is any indication, the broadcasting industry loves Rick Lazio. Indeed, the media bigs who showed up that... More >>

  • New York's Finest

    published July 4, 2000

    Daniel Jeffreys, a British freelancer who writes for the New York Post, says he interviewed sources who claim they never spoke to him, and... More >>

  • Book Samaritans

    published June 27, 2000

    You won't read it in the gossip columns, but a used bookstore nestled on a side street in SoHo has become a crossroads for the New York publishing... More >>

  • E-Mail Rage

    published June 20, 2000

    Do the editors at New Times Los Angeles have a policy of blacklisting club promoters? Scott... More >>

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