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Gawker Removes Controversial Gay-Outing Post After Furious Backlash

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The pushback came from personalities like Dan Savage and Glenn Greenwald. I myself don't think there's justification to the story, unless Gawker is now in the business of playing morality police (which it's not).

Link to article ---> http://tinyurl.com/pcuvcb8


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I read the piece last night and couldn't believe they thought this was in the public interest. It's indefensible.

The guy whom Gawker tried to out wasn't even famous, so I really don't understand their motivation. He's not a public figure blabbing off against gays and lesbians (and the BTQ) while doing the nookie with a sleaze bag gay porn star so I don't see any hypocrisy angle to expose.


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The guy whom Gawker tried to out wasn't even famous, so I really don't understand their motivation. He's not a public figure blabbing off against gays and lesbians (and the BTQ) while doing the nookie with a sleaze bag gay porn star so I don't see any hypocrisy angle to expose.

But Conde Nast is a big company... Looks very political...interesting that the Huff has repeated many of the details, and that the "gay porn star" still has his anonymity protected ...

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But Conde Nast is a big company... Looks very political...interesting that the Huff has repeated many of the details, and that the "gay porn star" still has his anonymity protected ...

Nick Denton hates Condé Nast. Surely that has some to do with it, sadly.

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Wow. Outing a GLBT person against their will should ONLY EVER be a retaliatory weapon after they have done something bad AGAINST THE GLBT COMMUNITY. It is not something to be done for personal feuds, ever. It can do too much career and relationship and familial damage.

Examples of times when outing is... not 'okay' but acceptable include things like if an anti-gay politician with a track record of working to take away the rights of GLBT people is actually a homosexual himself. If the person works for Fox News, that might be enough of a 'crime' against the community, but it's hard to say.


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Nick Denton hates Condé Nast. Surely that has some to do with it, sadly.

Gawker Editors Resign in Protest After Geithner Outing Piece Removed

by Alex Griswold, Mediaite, 20 July 2015

Gawker Media editor-in-chief Max Read and executive editor Tommy Craggs resigned Monday in protest of the managing partners’ decision to remove a piece accusing former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s brother David of soliciting a male prostitute.

“On Friday, I told my fellow managing partners… I would have to resign if they voted to remove a story I’d edited and approved,” Craggs told Gawker staff in an internal memo.

The managing partners did indeed put it to a vote, deciding 4-2 to remove the post.

“The only reply to my pleading emails about yanking the story was a sneering note from [president of advertising Andrew Gorenstein],” Craggs complained. “That is to say, none of the partners in a company that prides itself on its frankness had the decency or intellectual wherewithal to make the case to the executive editor of Gawker Media for undermining (if not immolating) his job…”

Read sent out his own blistering memo. “That this post was deleted at all is an absolute surrender of Gawker’s claim to ‘radical transparency'; that non-editorial business executives were given a vote in the decision to remove it is an unacceptable and unprecedented breach of the editorial firewall, and turns Gawker’s claim to be the world’s largest independent media company into, essentially, a joke.”

“This was not an easy decision,” Read continued. “I hope the partnership group recognizes the degree to which it has betrayed the trust of editorial, and takes steps to materially reinforce its independence.”

The editors’ decision comes after Gawker’s staffers issued a statement on Friday slamming the “business side” for deleting a post over the objections of the entire editorial staff.

Link to article ---> http://tinyurl.com/o4ypdhd

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