Condé Nast Elevator Is Dead; Long Live Condé Nast Elevator 2

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Deluded as we are, we thought that maybe today the @CondeElevator drama (which, admittedly, we had a hand in) would be over. Yesterday, the owner of that account was outed as Lucky editor John Jannuzzi, but it's actually not John Jannuzzi; a good sport, he denied any involvement on the Lucky website. The account has stopped tweeting anyway, so maybe it's time that we all moved on to fake Twitters that are actually funny, like @GSElevator, which is run by a Goldman Sachs employee. Apparently bankers really do say stuff like "I havent banged an analyst since I left JPMorgan."

We must have underestimated the pull of masturbatory media gossip, though. Because now there's @CondeElevator2.

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Condé Nast Elevator Maybe Outed?

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Game over. Multiple sources told The Daily Beast that the owner of the @CondeElevator Twitter is John Jannuzzi, a style editor at Lucky Magazine who also runs the popular Textbook tumblr. Jannuzzi hasn't admitted to anything, but he did tweet "This is fucking ridiculous" and "Frantic text message from Mom." He's right, it is ridiculous -- that this is even a big deal, that is. Outing him was maybe not cool of TDB, especially if our source was right that "there is so much backlash on this thing that anyone slightly connected seems fearful of their job." Also a bit ridiculous: that Condé Nast would be such a dictatorial place that you can't even have a lighthearted anonymous Twitter account without fear of retribution. No more eavesdroppy fun in the Condé Nast elevator, forever. Now the big question is: how iron-fisted will Condé's response be?

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[The headline of this post has been changed because we're hearing that The Daily Beast might be wrong. Will update if we hear more.]

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Condé Nast Elevator, We Hardly Knew Ye

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Almost as soon as it arrived, the snarky @CondeElevator Twitter account has made its exit. The account, which was allegedly composed of real quotes from inside the elevators at Condé Nast, went dark today with a contrite tweet from whoever's been controlling it:

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Condé Nast Elevator Twitter Really Has People Worked Up

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The @CondeElevator Twitter account, which purports to tweet real quotes from inside the elevators of the Condé Nast building, is attracting intense interest from a surprisingly large number of people. Are the tweeted quotes even real? A lot of them are simply too good to be true. Regardless, both Gawker and Condé Nast itself are hunting down the person behind the account. Our very own Jen Doll has been implicated!

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Press Clips: Do Not Let Robert Thomson Behead Anyone This Week, Please

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VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is still Howard Kurtz. Let's all hack the New Yorker! Press Clips, Day 15, Late and Mostly Scandal-Free Edition, right here.
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Press Clips: There's Room for Everyone on Brett Favre's Penis, But Not the NY Observer's Media Beat

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The New York Observer news can't stop, won't stop. The New York Times and David Carr discover The Joy of Cock-ing. The Daily Beast/Newsweek honeymoon is over before it starts. Vogue strikes a nerdy pose. Press Clips, Day 13, Happy Monday Hour edition,, right here.

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How Angry NYT Editors and HBO's Bored to Death Make the Case for Media Reporting

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Well, it's media reporting day-a-palooza here, which means that seven more people are reading this blog than they are on the average day. So while we're at it, here's how to explain the relevancy and case for a great media reporter like John Koblin, which involves two angry, high-level New York Times editors and an HBO show with Ted Danson on it.

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Ben Huh of "Cheezburgur" Fame Offers to Take Reddit Off of Conde Nast's Marijuana-Hating Hands

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Earlier today, it started breaking that Reddit -- the user-controlled web content aggregator recently purchased by Condé Nast, which has now been accurately described as "their most visable web property" -- wasn't allowed to run "Yes On Prop 19" ads supporting pro-legalization that Facebook had also previously rejected, as Conde has told them they couldn't. Reddit, which isn't used to be told what to do or who they can or can't sell ads to, decided to show their corporate backers some elbow by issuing a statement in support of the ads, which Condé corporate countered with a statement of their own. Reddit responded by giving Condé the finger and running the ads for free, and then Reddit users promoted a page supporting the ad to the top of Reddit.

Needless to say, this is the most awesome publicity fuckup media conglomerate Condé Nast has been involved with in recent history, and it just got better.

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The Observer Gives Conde Nast Digital Good "Blowie"

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Yesterday, New York Observer editor-in-chief Kyle Pope squeaked out on Twitter: "Running an unabashedly positive story on the front of tomorrow's Observer. When's the last time that happened?" He won't find anybody who remembers when, because "unabashedly positive" stories aren't exactly the New York Observer's forte. Or weren't, anyway. Because "unabashedly positive" implies a certain kind of compliance with a narrative.

As it turns out, that compliance was demonstrated in today's profile of 34 year-old Conde Nast digital guru Scott Dadich -- -- by any publication's standard -- as giving someone a shameless, epic oral servicing.

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Media-Running Jews to Join Islamic Terrorist Victory Mosque at Ground Zero

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Tenative Design for Ground Zero Cabal Flag by F. Kamer.
On the same day that the fascists on the Landmarks Preservation Committee voted down landmark status to a building two blocks from Ground Zero that's gonna become a mosque/end-zone touchdown dance for the world's Muslim population, what happens? Well as it turns out, news broke that Conde Nast -- a magazine company full of Jews Who Run The Media (I can smell my own kind, with my horns) -- is on their way to a skyscraper at Ground Zero from Times Square. This might sate known-racist Abe "Not All Discrimination Is Equal" Foxman for a bit, until he realizes what we already know: That the MEDIA JEWS and the OIL ARABS are teaming up to take over the most boring, tourist-y neighborhood in New York, in the process, destroying nothing and hurting nobody. Conspiracy mongers, now's your time to shine. [FK]

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