An email from Teri Buhl, a “decent journalist, trained and skilled”

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Yesterday I blogged about Teri Buhl and her ‘Buhlshit’ attempt to sue people for publishing tweets. I scoffed yesterday that her behaviour was just like that of Bryce Johns and David Fisher…turns out I was right.

Here is her email to me, unedited (screenshot so you can see I haven’t changed anything):

Hi – there are so many version of what happen going around yet only one journalist from Poytner actually called to interview me to understand what really happen. Why do you think that is?

I have asked publications that took my whole twitter profile image (that I copyrighted and created) as a screen shot grab and posted it to take it down. It included two photos and are part of the marketing of my byline. If they don’t take it down I’ll likely send them a bill for a license fee and then if they don’t pay I’d try to sue them…

I have already apologized to the unnamed twitter person who asked about my ‘no tweets are publishable line’ in my twitter profile.It was knee jerk reaction which I said in Jim Romensko’s story on me. The idea is to sue over the copyrighted profile background image that is not under twiter’s TOS (as I understand it) and is owned by me. Not over the tweets. That’s why three non profit jurno organizations took it down already or re imaged it with my permission – knight, pointer, usc online jurno review.

I talked to a copyright lawyer he gave me advice on why fair use does not apply here and why I’d have a case (an expensive one) to sue for copyright infringement. Or if they are going to keep using the image to bill them.

Additionally – I was called a ‘smouthmash journalist’ by Josh Brown when he write a story for huffpo about the world’s most dangerous jurnos because they are going up against the establishment and are doing great reporting.

I did not come up with the term on my own but I do like it and want to trademark it.
cheers,

Teri Buhl

Couple of things Teri darling, Josh Brown called you a “smashmouth journalist” not a smouthmash. Apparently you are “so fierce she even scares other financial journalists”…if your email is an indicator of your fierceness…then I’m sorry but I feel like I was just gummed by a nana.

Oh and explaining is losing.


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