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GQ trying to keep Russians from reading about Russia

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PeteyPirate, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    This is a weird story if only because there appears to be no logical reason to explainthe magazine's motivation here. An investigative reporter did a big piece on Russia, with some damaging on-the-record quotes from a former KGB agent, and the executives decided not to publish the story online and not to distribute the printed version in Russia.

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    In Russia GQ read you.
  3. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    "No logical explanation?"

    Well, there's the profit motive...and the self-evident fact that GQ's higher-ups are utterly, shamefully gutless.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I seem to remember them doing a big piece on Russia almost two years ago.
  5. It was on the bombing at the school and it was unbelievable.
  6. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    That was actually Esquire. C.J. Chivers. It was incredible.
  7. That's right. Was the GQ one about the spy who was poisoned maybe?
  8. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I remember that story but can't remember where it was. Maybe Vanity Fair, because I get that but haven't read GQ in awhile.
  9. I think there's some real fear about the personal security of the Newhouses. The family estate is only a few miles away from the homes of Russian mafia types over the border in Pennsylvania. These are the kinds of people who have to get waivers to install bulletproof doors at their houses (I know one of the housing inspectors).
  10. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Pennsylvania borders Russia? Who knew?
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Well it's been translated into Russian & posted online.


    Now I just need to find it in English online.
  12. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    You can just read the images. They're still up and in English.
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