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Oregonian editorial page editor dies (after paying a college student for sex)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Double Down, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Egads. I guess I give the Oregonian credit for publishing the details, even though it's obviously a terrible situation for this guy's family. Hard to argue the editorial page editor isn't a public figure, considering the power he wields within in the city/state.


    Anyone think this is a "private matter" and they shouldn't have published the details of his death?
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Even if they wouldn't have initially reported the details, wouldn't this force the issue?

    What an icky story. Sad for his wife and daughters.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So what's the actual news?

    Man pays for sex? No.

    Man dies after paying for sex? Maybe, but probably not.

    College student uses sex to pay for college? No.

    Newspaper editor has enough money to pay for sex? Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding!
  4. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Not to sound cynical but maybe the guy just got under everyone's nerves...
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The college student showed better judgement than Ted Kennedy. She dialed 911 even though she must have realized that it could cause her some difficulty.
  6. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    No, this is not a "private matter."

    Shit. That sounds like some PR hack asking for "privacy in this time."

    The guy was known. Details are part of reporting the news, real news.

    Hate it for his wife and daughters, but this is a hell of a story. Makes you wonder how many years this guy did this with the college lasses.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The paper is known locally as "the big O."
  8. What a fucking scumbag.

    Too bad it was his wife and kids who have suffer his shit.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm in this camp.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see his editorial archive. I bet there is a wealth of hypocritical positions.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Doubt there are a lot of editorials tsk, tsking folks who pay coeds for sex.
  12. PaperClip529

    PaperClip529 Active Member

    Got to feel awful for his wife and kids. I hope that they at least knew about this detail before it was published so they weren't reading about their derelict husband/father while scouring for the obit.

    But I guess that it's better that the Oregonian reports it before a rival does.
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