Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tayoun, Out Of Hospital, Explains Clout Mix-Up

PhillyClout sends warm wishes for a speedy recovery to Jimmy Tayoun, the South Philly sports writer turned politician turned newspaper publisher who was released from the hospital Thursday evening after a bout of pneumonia.

Tayoun, Out Of Hospital, Explains Clout Mix-Up

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PhillyClout sends warm wishes for a speedy recovery to Jimmy Tayoun, the South Philly sports writer turned politician turned newspaper publisher who was released from the hospital Thursday evening after a bout of pneumonia.

We told you Friday about how Thursday's weekly edition of Tayoun's Public Record included what looked like a cut-and-paste lifting of an item from the Feb. 18 Daily News Clout column regarding John Feathermen, the Republican running for mayor without the support of the local GOP leadership.

Tayoun explains that he gathers together relevant information for his "Pols on the Street" column and edits it for publication.  But the Clout column was printed in its entirety, he said, because he was in the hospital at the time.

"We owe you an apology," Tayoun said. "We’re going to give you some well deserved credit."

Apology accepted.  Get well soon Jimmy.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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