The Wrap to Newser: Stop Summarizing Our Stuff

Lawyer's letter complains that source links are not 'prominent' enough
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2010 8:38 AM CDT
The Wrap to Newser: Stop Summarizing Our Stuff
Sharon Waxman and Michael Wolff

The Wrap ratcheted up its feud with Newser yesterday, firing off a "cease and desist" letter demanding that we stop using the Wrap as a source for Newser stories. In her blog, Sharon Waxman quotes from the letter, which charges Newser with "intentionally misleading consumers/users at the expense of The Wrap" because our links to the source—under the bright red SOURCE button next to every story—aren't "prominent" enough.

We don't, they argue, "allow consumers/users to logically and easily ascertain the source of Newser articles." "All we really want is for Newser to stop pissing on our leg and tell us it's raining," says Waxman. "By the way," she adds, "I'll be debating this issue with Michael Wolff on Howie Kurtz's 'Reliable Sources' on Sunday on CNN."

(More Sharon Waxman stories.)

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