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Maureen Dowd Dismisses BuzzFeed Insinuation

AmyPascalThumbOur first reaction last night to Matthew Zeitlin‘s BuzzFeed item about some more of those Sony hack emails, in this case a brief March 2014 correspondence between studio co-chairman Amy Pascal (pictured) and her husband, former New York Times reporter Bernard Weinraub, was two-fold.

One, we quickly ascertained that there was no email in the shared string from Maureen Dowd; second, after reading, we surmised that if anyone had overstepped some bounds here – privately and carelessly – it was Pascal’s husband Weinraub. Today, in a statement provided to FishbowlNY and other outlets, Dowd has responded:

“I never showed Bernie the column in advance or promised to show it. Bernie is an old friend and the Times’ former Hollywood reporter, and he sometimes gives me ideas for entertainment columns.”

“In January, he suggested a column, inspired by a study cited in the LA Times, about the state of women in Hollywood. Amy is a friend and I reassured her before our interview that it wasn’t an antagonistic piece. She wasn’t the focus of the story, nor was Sony.”

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BuzzFeed Adds Finance Reporter

Matthew Zeitlin is joining BuzzFeed’s business vertical. According to Peter Lauria, editor of the business section, Zeitlin will serve as an economics and finance reporter.

Previously Zeitlin served as a business reporter for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. He has also contributed to Bloomberg View.

The BuzzFeed business site hasn’t launched yet, but with the addition of Zeitlin, Lauria tweeted that “the team is complete.”