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Bart bounced from CNN, too

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Aug 22, 2001 | 2:45pm EDT

Daily Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart has received a second suspension -- this time from CNN, where he is a weekly contributor to Moneyline, hosted by Lou Dobbs. A CNN spokeswoman said Monday that Bart did not appear on the program on Friday, the day that he was suspended by Daily Variety following the appearance of a lengthy article in Los Angeles Magazine alleging that he had engaged in ethical improprieties at the trade paper and had privately made racist and homophobic remarks. However, GQ magazine editor Art Cooper told today's New York Post that he does not intend to take similar action against Bart, who writes a monthly column for the magazine. Calling the content of the Los Angeles Magazine article "allegations," Cooper said: "Peter is and has been a good friend and a valued contributor to the magazine."

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