How The West Was Bought: Part 4

Those of you who’ve been keeping up with Atlanta Metblogs may have noticed that I’ve devoted three entries (1, 2, & 3) over the past month to the deceitful faux-journalism of Caren West and The Sunday Paper.

Apparently, someone at The Sunday Paper noticed, too.

This week Sunday Paper finally comes clean and informs its reader(s) that Ms West’s column isn’t a real newspaper column at all, but in fact a vehicle to publicize her PR firm’s clients.

The tag at the end of her column now reads:

When not attending Atlanta’s hottest parties, tracking down celebs or shopping for shoes, Caren West co-owns Wicked West PR. On occasion she mentions her clients in this column. E-mail her at

I could quibble by pointing out that the phrase “On occasion” is misleading since Ms. West actually “mentions her clients” quite regularly. But, hey, baby steps.

As a postscript to all of this, I’d like thank all the people who commented and e-mailed me about this series of entries. I’m not just talking about the supportive comments either. Some of the negative comments were especially gratifying, particularly six harshly negative comments posted by “Jehad Khamis,” “Juni Xuan,” “James,” and “Idna Norom,” all of which were posted from computers sharing the same, tiny IP address range that’s also home to Caren West’s PR firm. Talk about your nutty coincidences.

9 Comments so far

  1. Maigh (unregistered) on September 5th, 2005 @ 10:21 pm

    Darn those pesky IP addresses! Well done…

  2. karsh (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 12:49 am

    Good sleuthing, gumshoe.

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 9:44 am

    “Idna Norom” spelled backwards is “Moron and I”.

    Red rum, Red rum.

  4. mice (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 11:06 am

    Our long national nightmare is over!

  5. Mr. T (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 12:00 pm

    Paulie – I think they were going for Moron Andi. It’s a fun trick for third graders.

    Wait until they discover palindromes like Dammit, I’m mad or Party Boobytrap or A slut nixes sex in Tulsa.

    I can hear it now…

    “Oh my gawd, Caren, it’s spelled the same both ways and stuff. How rad.”

    “Yeah, I know. Words are so fun and stuff! 99X rules! I need to go shave my face now.”

    Or something like that.

    Good job Andy, I enjoyed it. That’s as close to an admission of guilt as you’re ever going to get.

  6. atlantadoggy (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 12:26 pm

    You might also want to jump on Lisa Baron, another PR person who sure likes to pimp her hubby…

  7. Brad (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

    I still haven’t figured out Sunday Paper – I’m not opposed to publications that provide abundant advertising to local shops. But this appears to be some cynical ploy to franchise the local zine. Additionally the writing is worse than The Story, but at least The Story does provide the public local information.

  8. jehad (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 12:14 pm

    i love typepad, Party Boobytrap and ip addresses.
    will the real Jehad Khamis stand up.
    yeh i am Jehad Khamis, Jehad for short. some call me J. Idna Moron rocks, don’t know James, Juni Xuan is like a brother and I think I’ve seen west in the parking lot east of here.

    did i really say some harshly negative things about you mr. nouraee?

    really, i was harsh?

    i thought we were getting along.

  9. Sabrina (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 9:29 pm

    Am I the only person who has been watching “Single in the City: Atlanta”? Caren West is one of the single women on the show, and the last episode I saw featured her taking her younger “boy toy” onto her 99X segment to promote his band’s show. So I guess that’s just her m.o….

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