Gawker, Suddenly Concerned with Privacy, Retracts Story of David Geithner and Homosexual Escort

It’s the first time in Gawker’s illustrious dirt-digging history that it has retracted a story without the revelation of a factual error or the threat of a lawsuit. Entirely of its own accord, Gawker has retracted a story about how David Geithner, CFO of Condé Nast, tried to hire a gay porn star for a night of sex. Why exactly did Gawker retract the story? Gawker managing editor Nick Denton released a statement. Here is part of it: The point of this story was not in my view sufficient to offset Read more […]

Straight Pride Flyers Taken Down at Ohio University

The Student Government Association at Youngstown State University in Ohio decided to take down some controversial Straight Pride flyers hung around campus. The SGA decided that the flyers crossed the line in a few ways: they were unauthorized, had coarse language, and “missed the point of minority activism.” So what did the flyers say? Among other things, they were pointing out that heterosexuals don’t annoy everyone by focusing on their sexual orientation. In fact, one of the “activities” Read more […]