Friday, April 04, 2008

An interesting item appeared in the Washington Blade today. It was about Major Alan Rogers, an American soldier, who was killed in Iraq on 27 January 2008. It seems that the American press tried to hide the fact that he was a gay man. The Washington Post's Executive Editor Len Downie argued there was no proof that Rogers was gay and no clear indication that, if he was, he wanted the information made public. However, it turns out that Major Rogers worked for American Veterans for Equal Rights and had many gay friends who had been interviewed by a Washington Post reporter. His friends, it seems, were outraged at the treatment he received by the press.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

By the way in April 2008, some of the most well known Newsround Message Board users were banned for advertising an external site, now I wouldn't have a problem with this if it was Bebo or facebook, however the site in question was another pre-moderated site for under 16s.

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