The Daily Beast added an editor’s note and changed some of the most offensive parts of a controversial story it published this afternoon titled “How Will Chelsea Manning Be Treated in Prison” after the piece was criticized for trivializing rape.
The revised story, by former convict and former newspaper editor Mansfield Frazier, said that “rape wasn’t just something you could let happen to you” in prison and concluded that “celibacy probably won’t be an option for Chelsea Manning, but she will have choices in regard to how she wants to spend her years behind bars.”
In the editor’s note, The Daily Beast clarified that the story was an opinion piece and presented statistics on sexual abuse behind bars.
Anthony Weiner tried to clear the air Friday evening, giving a whirlwind round of interviews to various local news outlets. Free of the chaotic press scrums that have dominated his mayoral campaign since his latest sexting revelations, Mr. Weiner pushed his interviewers to turn the page on the scandal.
It was awkward.
“Are you a narcissist?” PIX11′s Mario Diaz asked Mr. Weiner in his interview’s opening question. Mr. Weiner replied that he likes to get in front of crowds, adding, “I’m sure there are a lot of people like that in television news, too.”
Michael Caputo talked to Buffalo’s WKBW this morning, applauding Lee’s quick handling of the Craigslist tryst scandal and calling it “remarkable crisis control.”
Ex-Rep. Christopher Lee resigned yesterday only hours after reports of his attempted affair via Craigslist, replete with shirtless photos, hit the internet. Caputo, who would know a thing or Read More
The giant password leak on the U.S.S. Gawker has other big ships rushing to plug the holes.
Hackers published the emails and passwords of Gawker’s 1.5 million users. Hackers and spammers took the list and looked for users who might have used the same password for their email or on other sites–Twitter, Amazon, Seamless Web. Read More