Sunday, September 09, 2007

Infohunks.com. Um, not. And Dylan Ratigan.

He cooks! He reads news! It's Dylan Ratigan with a frying pan. Photo by Rahav Segev for NYT.(He cooks! He reads news! It's Dylan Ratigan with a frying pan and a big stain on his shirt. Photo by Rahav Segev for NYT.)

It was pretty cool being contacted by an NYT writer for some quotes on news anchor Dylan Ratigan. I'm guessing she emailed me because of this post on him, which wasn't actually posted by me but by a guest poster (back when I offered a public username/password for anyone who wished to post here as a guest).

The quotes I offered her on Dylan didn't end up in the article. That's ok - I guess I always knew that was a possibility. I'm a little surprised, though, that they seemed to want to give me some link love but couldn't get the URL right. I actually had an email exchange with the writer in which she explained that the URL infohunks.com worked for her editor, and that the editor had arrived at that URL via yahoo.

Nope. Not buying it.

Anyway, if you want to read the article in The New York Times about Dylan Ratigan, here it is, cutely entitled: "Putting Stock in His Market."

Here's the part that seems to be referring to the comments section on that old Infohunks post about him:

As for his personal life — he was engaged twice but never married — the blogosphere buzzes, and not always favorably. On Infohunks.com [Close, but no cigar, NYT!], a Web site dedicated to fawning over TV anchors, one blogger relayed a story about Mr. Ratigan not paying for dinner during a date. The story, he admitted, was true, adding, “I know it sounds like the dog ate my homework, but I really left my wallet at the office.”

He swears he doesn’t read the blogs but his friends, mostly college buddies, think otherwise.

Derek Evans, a film producer and a former college roommate, said of his friend: “For the longest time Dylan would not let me pay for a dinner and I couldn’t figure out why. So I asked some of our friends and they said, ‘Someone wrote in a blog about him not paying for dinner and now he won’t let anyone else pay.’ ”


Addendum: I went back to the article today (9/11) and noticed that the URL was just taken out, not replaced with this one. Ah well, I guess they never intended to give me any link love at all.

P.S. Hello and congratulations to the 3 or 4 people who made it here yesterday by searching for infohunks. Apparently, you have the kind of investigative skills needed to find this site!