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Daily Beast Writer Who Outed Olympians Apologizes Seven Months Later

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.21.2017 | Queer Voices

More than half a year after writing a controversial story that unwittingly outed Olympic athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeir...

Iconic New York Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dead At 88

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 03.20.2017 | Media

Jimmy Breslin, an award-winning New York Daily News columnist celebrated for his insights into the lives of everyday New Yorkers, died Sunday, the out...

Choose Radiance

Cornelia Powell | Posted 12.26.2016 | Women
Cornelia Powell

Back in the middle of summer, as women's bodies and the feminine spirit were under attack from the old patriarchy (the outdated "old boys' club") and ...

An Open Letter To The Daily Beast And Nico Hines

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Everyone around you starts asking questions you weren't prepared to answer. Your reaction and feelings are valid. You have been wronged.  What I just described is exactly what you did to the LGBT athletes at the Olympics in Rio. 

Why The Daily Beast Thought Its Article Endangering Gay Olympians Was Perfectly Acceptable

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

After an avalanche of outrage, The Daily Beast last night removed a wretched article from its website which it had published on Wednesday and which had luridly exposed the sex lives of gay Olympians who were easily identifiable in the article and who were meeting on dating apps in Rio.

LGBT Lives Aren't A Sideshow To Gawk At (Looking At You, Daily Beast)

Rory Michaels | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Rory Michaels

I don't think I've read another piece of "journalism" that caused me to feel as sick to my stomach as this one.

After Backlash, Daily Beast Removes Article That 'Outed' Olympians

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices

In what editors called an “unprecedented but necessary” move, The Daily Beast removed an article that some said “outed” closeted Olympians fro...

Trump and the Media, Co-dependents

Tom Allon | Posted 01.19.2017 | Media
Tom Allon

Look up the definition of co-dependent in the dictionary and it indicates an unhealthy relationship between two people that is dysfunctional, leads to abusive behavior and is just plain old bad for both parties. I can't think of a better word to describe Trump's budding romance with the media.

Daily Beast Didn't Know American Was Stuck In Iran When It Ran Anonymous Story

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

On Sept. 15, The Daily Beast published an article by "Alex Shirazi" -- a fake name that the news outlet said was a pseudonym for a “a well-known Ira...

'Trump Bullies Like an 8th Grade Girl'

Nicholas F. Benton | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment
Nicholas F. Benton

A deep concern is why so many in our present American culture can't see through a bullying charade and aren't repulsed by it. The disrespect and disdain Trump propounds against women is way beyond the pale. It has no place in front of a live microphone.

Michael Cohen's Rape Comment Is a Gift to Feminists

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Thank you, Michael Cohen, for reminding us how intimately close to the surface of urbanity the assumption of rape is. Thank you for providing (irresponsible and inconceivably nasty) proof of what we need to change and who we need to keep our eye on. It's not always who we might suspect.

Michael Calderone

The Clinton Campaign Corralled Reporters, But Don't Expect Them To Skip The Next Parade | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.07.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- When a top-tier presidential candidate strides down Main Street, smiling and waving at parade-goers, political reporters and photographers...

Gabriel Arana

New Republic Owner Chris Hughes: I Went From 'Knight In Shining Armor' To 'Antichrist' | Gabriel Arana | Posted 06.04.2015 | Media

Facebook co-founder and New Republic owner Chris Hughes acknowledges he’s had a difficult few months. In a new Vanity Fair profile of Hughes and...

Staffers Resign From Tea Party News Network

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media

A number of staffers have resigned from the Tea Party News Network, slamming the company's “despicable practices” as "immoral and unethical," Medi...

'Unsophisticated Simpletons':Tea Party News Network Reveals How It Views Its Own Readers

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media

Most of the editorial staff of the Tea Party News Network resigned this afternoon following a Daily Beast exposé on the website’s desperate efforts...

FX's 'Archer' Drops ISIS From Show

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

As reported by The Daily Beast, FX's animated comedy series "Archer" has decided to remove the ISIS spy agency name from the upcoming sixth season. Cr...

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of Magical Thinking

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Life is not fair. Fear is cheap. Our dreams are what keep us going through the cruelty, darkness and soft bigotry of lowered expectations that is, unfortunately, all too much a part of our daily lives.

How The NRA Enables Massacres

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

Yet another massacre occurred last night at an institution of learning, this time the University of California, Santa Barbara. The price we paid for t...

Good Riddance To Grifter Congressman Steve Stockman

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Tuesday night will mark the end of one of the most stunningly dishonest political campaigns in American history: that of Steve Stockman for Senate. St...

Profitability of Peaceful Productivity (Nonviolence)

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Is nonviolence a wuss thing? Not at all! It's a profit-producing vehicle for muscling up our American economy as we provide a safer, more stable environment in which our children can thrive.

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for ...

Why Obama's Haters Are Worse Than Bush's

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

Permit me to share with you my favorite set of headlines from Thursday. USA Today: Official who OK’d Obama birth papers dies in crash. NPR: Ha...

Rick Perry Isn't Fooling Anybody

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Rick Perry isn’t fooling anybody. The cocksure Texas governor may have comfortably resisted taking the bait on a half-dozen q...

What Alison Lundergan Grimes Must Do To Beat Mitch McConnell

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

Things got heated in the gathering area behind the workshop of Guthrie Farms outside Lexington, Kentucky....

Sarah Palin's Book Reveals Her Naughty List

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

Initially I planned to ignore this week’s release of Good Tidings and Great Joy, Sarah Palin’s book waging war on the war on Christmas. Few politi...