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Wendy McCaw Hired Lawyer Praised by ACLU to Sue Journalist

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Ross Johnson takes a hard look, a really hard look, at Wendy McCaw, the embattled and battling owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press. Here’s the nut:

From somebody who’s said she would have no role in editorial functions, McCaw’s story has morphed into a tale of a woman using some of her reported $2 billion fortune (some say that stash has shrunk) to threaten current and former employees for talking to other media, sue a Southern California journalism professor for defamation, threaten shopkeepers for posting window signs that challenge McCaw’s legal maneuvers, stage a mini-war against the Teamsters union trying to organize her news force–and threaten writers with legal action merely for trying to contact her or her posse.

She’s a busy, busy gal! Johnson shares the blame on McCaw’s cadre of lawyers and toadies (not always the same thing).

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Salon Reader Misses Celebrity Sex By Tiny Little Amount: FBLA Wants to Know Why

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Cary Tennis, Slate’s agony auntie, answers a letter from some guy who could have hooked up, but didn’t, with a woman he calls

a midlevel business leader and newsmaker, someone who’s not a celebrity, but whose name and accomplishments most Americans would know, or know of.

The letter writer and the flirty newsmaker had a magic moment, sent provocative emails, and then she lost interest. Cary’s advice? Who cares? What matters is who is this chick?

One of the anony-mice suggests that the bewitching mogul could be Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman at eBay, and Linda Cook at Shell. Or Wendy McCaw up in Santa Barbara. Or maybe it was Alexis Carrington Colby.

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