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Elsewhere in “stay off my lawn” news, Daily Intelligencer has Spike Lee’s Amazing Rant Against Gentrification. Matt Petronzio at Mashable tweeted: “‘You have to come with respect. There’s a code. There’s people.’ Spike Lee on NYC gentrification.” Lauren N. Williams said, “Spike went off re: gentrified BK and Harlem: ‘You can’t discover this! We been here. You just can’t come and bogart.’”

MSNBC wunderkind Ronan Farrow has only been on the air three days and the New York Post’s Page Six is already writing things like: Precious Ronan wants ‘no personal questions’ at benefit. Chris Megerian at the LA Times explained, “‘All press are required to stay strictly on message’ at Ronan Farrow's award ceremony.” Chris Moody at Yahoo! News called it a “strange and terrifying sentence…” Steve Krakauer at The Blaze wondered: “Will @RonanFarrow take a break from RT'ing positive comments about his show to address this ethical problem?” Charles Herman from WNYC said the story is “ironic, confusing, amazing all at once.” That’s quite impressive for a Wednesday.

In another newsroom, Andrew Sorkin put his journalistic skills to use tracking down the man responsible for @GSElevator. Tattletale Exposed reveals He Was Never in the Goldman Elevator. Considering this story has been making the rounds since Monday, we’d guess it’s interesting enough to take us through Friday. Will Weisser wrote, “Nothing personal, @GSElevator, but I'm relieved that@portfoliobooks isn't publishing your book.” Alyson Ward at the Houston Chronicle tweeted: “Oh, please be from Houston.... MT @LoebVernon Dealbook says GSElevator is John Levebre from Texas. Anyone know him?” Nick Confessore at the Times added, “Your move, @NYTFridge.”

After a Deluge of Fiction, a Friend of Hoffman’s Insists on the Truth, according to Jim Dwyer at the New York Times. Freelancer Ellen Maguire explained, “By the grace of David Bar Katz, a libelous article about #PSH funds a prize for unproduced #plays.”

And there’s very sad news that  Former CNN anchor Miles O'Brien had his left arm amputated in surgery. Janet Patton from the Lexington Herald-Leader tweeted: “Here's Miles O'Brien's stunning blog post: ‘Just a Flesh Wound.’”

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