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Gawker article outs a private citizen

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TopSpin, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Let's not forget that Gawker's current favorite punching bag is Conde Nast subsidiary Reddit.
  3. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    I hate myself for reading Gawker as much as I do. I should switch to Fox News.
  4. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    The outing may not have news value, but the discrimination case does, especially considering he contacted public figures. Don't know the law very well, but thought a service dog issued for PTSD was allowed to pretty much go anywhere, even establishments that have no pets signs.
  5. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Haven't read the comments, but failing to see a big issue here. The CFO of a major publication is a private citizen? And then there's this:
    I don't give a shit about it, but it is newsworthy. Dude fucked up, and you don't think there's news value in this married public figure trying to hook up with a gay escort? OK.
  6. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    My problem from the beginning is letting the other guy remain anonymous. Both are shitbags and deserve to be revealed.
    sgreenwell and Batman like this.
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Weren't you the same guy who had a problem with the NFL guys medical record being tweeted?

    And working for a media company doesn't make you a public figure.
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Sort of. I thought it was unnecessary to tweet the actual records, yes. And the CFO of one of the most well-known media companies in the world isn't a public figure? Now, if as the comments suggest, the writer was aware that the blackmail was going on BEFORE he got the full story, that's a different issue.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    David Geithner. Hehe.
  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Could you name the CFO of Conde Nast before this article?

    The answer, which I know before you say it, is no.

    But let's just say that you did know who the CFO of, maybe, the third most well known magazine publishing group in the United States was.

    And let's stipulate, that somehow, being a person who didn't do TV. Who didn't write and who couldn't be picked out of a crowd with 10 guesses was a public figure.

    What did he do wrong?

    Cheating on your wife isn't a crime. Sending someone money isn't a crime. Arranging to meet someone, then canceling isn't a crime.

    But he paid for sex!

    No, they never actually got together.

    And why does gawker feel the need to protect the other person, who actually did commit a crime?

    Because the male porn star is clearly extorting this very important "public figure." Gawker also aided and abetted in the crime.

    Clocks ticking on when gawker has the plug pulled.
  11. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

    Can't remember the last time I ever considered a chief finance officer, you know, the guy or gal behind the scenes running finances, as a public figure. Hell, I never heard of this guy until tonight.
  12. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Certainly he's not Donald Trump but a high profile exec, and brother of a high profile political figure is fair game. You could definitely argue he's not a public figure but i think you'd lose. I have several issues with this story. The idea that the CFO was outed is not one of them. Gawker seemingly taking his side and letting him remain anonymous is my biggest concern.
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