MEDIA: Philly Mag Editor Larry Platt Ousted Over Testicular Cyst; Dave Weigel Out At WaPo Over Emails

larry-platt.jpgDAN GROSS: Philadelphia magazine on Thursday parted ways with editor Larry Platt, who was at its helm for nearly eight years. Platt’s contract with the magazine is up in August, but after returning to work Thursday following shoulder surgery, he was informed that he would not stay on, we’re told. Sources tell us the decision was largely due to Platt’s history of inappropriate and unprofessional remarks and jokes to his employees that closely resembled the behavior of fictional “The Office” boss Michael Scott. Platt’s recent gift of a framed photo of a cyst removed from his testicle to a departing female staffer was one of the examples that led to the decision of Herbert and David Lipson – chairman and president of Metrocorp, which owns the magazine – to relieve him of his duties. The magazine announced yesterday that Platt had resigned. MORE

VILLAGE VOICE: Yesterday afternoon, The Washington Post‘s conservative blogger, Dave Weigel, resigned. This was following Dave_Weigel.jpgthe leak of some emails detailing his personal political views to a DC hack-gossip named Betsy Rothstein and bowtied blowhard Tucker Carlson’s website, The Daily Caller. The emails were pulled from a private listserv run by fellow Washington Post blogger wunderkind Ezra Klein, the notorious Journolist. Now it’s time to ask: Who smeared Dave Weigel? MORE

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