Tag Archives: Daily Beast

Daily Beast “Hits Pause” On Joy Reid Columns

The Hill reports: The Daily Beast is “going to hit pause” on Joy Reid’s columns while its reporters investigate the MSNBC host’s claims around hacking of her old blog, which included homophobic comments that she says were “fabricated.” “Reid claims that she was hacked, that new blog posts aren’t really hers,” said Noah Shachtman, the publication’s executive editor, in a …

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BRAZIL: IOC Condemns “Grindr Olympics” Story, Daily Beast Reporter Nico Hines Reportedly Sent Home

Outsports reports: The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-deleted story on the Daily Beast where a straight reporter posed as gay on Grindr to do a feature on sex at the Olympics. The IOC indicated in an email to Outsports that the writer, Nico Hines, is no longer in Rio. “We understand the organization concerned recalled …

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Matt Baume On The Olympics Grindr Flap [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Shocking news: gay people are having sex at the Olympics. And now a reporter has outed some of them — with potentially serious consequences, since some may face persecution back home. Is there any chance we can turn this into an opportunity to do some good, by talking about the changes we need to see around the world?

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Widespread Condemnation After The Daily Beast Effectively Outs Gay Olympians With Lurid Grindr Piece

Mark Joseph Stern writes at Slate: On Thursday morning, the Daily Beast published an exceedingly gross and bizarre article by a straight, married male writer who lured in gay Olympians through hookup apps for no particular purpose. The entire piece is an astoundingly creepy exercise in Grindr-baiting, which involves a journalist accessing Grindr in an unlikely setting and … seeing …

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Headline Of The Day

The Daily Beast eviscerates the Liberty Counsel in a column today by Brandon Ambrosio. An excerpt: The most glaring irony here is that evangelicals are notorious for their negative views of Catholicism, and in particular the pope. Some evangelicals believe the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon described in the Book of Revelation. Those beliefs may be limited to a …

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Headline Of The Day

The Daily Beast today published a lengthy accounting of the The Gathering, a secretive meeting of anti-gay right wing activists that starts in Orlando today. An excerpt: The Gathering is an annual event at which many of the wealthiest conservative to hard-right evangelical philanthropists in America—representatives of the families DeVos, Coors, Prince, Green, Maclellan, Ahmanson, Friess, plus top leaders of …

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Daily Beast Retracts Claim That Jason Collins “Didn’t Come Clean” About His Engagement To A Woman

The Daily Beast has retracted a column that claimed Jason Collins “didn’t come clean” about having been engaged to a woman in the essay Collins penned for Sports Illustrated.  The Daily Beast post has been widely trumpeted on anti-gay and right wing sites.  From the retraction notice: In that piece, Collins wrote, “When I was younger I dated women. I …

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Breitbart: Andrew Sullivan Was Fired

Breitbart writer John Nolte today claims that according to a mysterious unnamed source, Andrew Sullivan was actually fired by the Daily Beast. Two weeks ago Sullivan announced the end of his relationship with the site and launched a (so far) successful subscription model. Nolte writes: According to this source, who spoke exclusively with Breitbart News, the powers that be at …

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Newsweek Goes Digital-Only

Not very surprising. From Tina Brown: We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue. Meanwhile, Newsweek will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, …

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Ed Shultz On Crazy Eyes & Homophobia

With special guests activist Mike Rogers and Daily Beast columnist Michele Goldberg.

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“The chance to be part of a whole new experiment in online and print journalism, in the Daily Beast and Newsweek adventure, is just too fascinating and exciting a challenge to pass up. And to work with media legends, Barry Diller and Tina Brown, and with the extraordinary businessmen Sidney Harman and Stephen Colvin, is the opportunity of a lifetime.” …

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Best-Selling Books By Politicians

Dubya’s memoir launches today and The Daily Beast has ranked the best-selling books by politicians in the last ten years. Dubya’s publisher is shipping 1.5M copies for the initial run, but of course no one knows if those will actually sell through.

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Christine O’Donnell Has A Long Sordid History Of Demonizing LGBT People

Wade Richards, a former member of Christine O’Donnell’s “ex-gay” group who has since come to terms with his sexuality, tells all in a report published today by the Daily Beast. According to Richards, O’Donnell has a lesbian sister, whom he credits with helping him accept himself. The article lists some of O’Donnell’s track record in her long campaign to demonize …

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50 Most Stressful Colleges

The Daily Beast has ranked the 50 most stressful colleges using a weighted system examining tuition costs, campus crimes, acceptance rates and other factors. Stanford tops the list. 1. Stanford2. Columbia3. MIT4. University of Pennsylvania5. Harvard6. Princeton7. Vanderbilt8. Carnegie Mellon9. California Institute of Technology10. Northwestern Hit the link for the rest of the list, which includes much of the University …

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The Daily Beast On Grindr

According to a Daily Beast article on Grindr, the iPhone’s where-is-the-closest-fuckable-guy app, its creator is rather coy about its intended use. For a product that’s been on the market for under a year, the number of urban legends surrounding Grindr is impressive. “Did you hear about that lawyer who was at his desk and found someone two feet away who …

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JMG Makes Advocate’s Top Political Blogs

This here website thingy made the Advocate’s Top Political Blogs list. From Joe.My.God to The Daily Beast, Advocate.com spotlights a few of the best blogs that cover politics, inside and way outside the Beltway. Joe.My.God: The name sounds salacious, but the content is anything but. Not to say Joe Jervis’s six-year-old blog is boring — it just gets to the …

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Daily Beast Reports: HRC Told Congress To Wait On DADT, Push For ENDA, Hate Crimes Instead

In a video posted at The Daily Beast, reporter Jason Bellini claims that Sen. Chuck Schumer “let it slip” that the Human Rights Campaign told “Senators and members of the U.S. House” to put aside the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and instead focus on ENDA and the hate crimes act. UPDATE: Michael Cole, Senior Communications Manager of the …

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