The Wenner Media Exit Interview

It’s easy to understand why reporters love a good lawsuit — the histrionics necessary to argue that you really need $3 million in punitive damages makes for great copy — but should anyone really be surprised that former Men’s Journal editor Michael Caruso is suing his old boss at Wenner Media? Lawsuits are as standard there as exit interviews are elsewhere. Before Caruso, there was Terry McDonell (a former Men’s Journal editor himself), who sued Wenner for $130,955 per year for life in retirement pay after he left for Sports Illustrated. (The two sides eventually settled.) Janice Min’s suit, due around 2008 or so, should be a doozy…