I woke up this morning to find my blog post about this weekend’s Marty Crandall/Elyse Sewell’s mash-up in Sacramento totally re-purposed without any attribution by The Post Chronicle writer Jim Brogan. (Thanks for the notes from readers who also noticed!)
Mr. Brogan has blatantly taken my January 5th blog post–swapping in synonyms every now and then–and posted it as his own.
OK, so fans of ANTM Season 1 will already know a little something about Elyse Sewell. For those who donâ€™t, Elyse was the awesome chick from the first season of ANTM who famously hated all the other b-tches in the house and was bored out of her mind talking to all the vapid airheads she was forced to live with.
She was the cool chick with the short hair and was often seen wearing Shins t-shirts, since she was the girlfriend of The Shins keyboardist, Marty Crandall.
Since being on ANTM, Elyse has successfully been working as a model, mainly in the Asian markets (because Asians like dark-haired pale, skinny white people?) and from what I can surmise from reading her LiveJournal blog every now and then, her and Marty had an intense on-off relationship for a number of years.
Mr. Brogan’s story:
Fans of Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model Season 1 will know Elyse Sewell. (See YouTube videos) For those who do not, Elyse was the gal from the first season of ANTM who famously despised all the other babes in the house.
Sewell often appeared completely bored and impatient yapping with the other vapid airheads she was forced to share a dwelling with. She had short hair and could often be seen wearing Shins t-shirts.
She and Marty would go on to have an intense on-off relationship for around seven years.
If anyone wants to spring $25,000, you can probably get really great seats to the next Shins show.
Mr. Brogan’s story:
If anyone wants To pony-up $25,000 for The New Slang star, you can probably get really good seats to the next Shins show.
Sound familiar, hmmm??
Yup, I thought so too.
You can let the Post Chronicle know how you feel about Jim Brogan’s story by sending them some feedback courtesy of their “Contact Us” web form or by emailing them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other publications like the Wilamette Week were capable of writing their own stories and giving proper attribution.