KTLA’s entertainment reporter, Sam Rubin, called out Gawker for a post about his Twitter account. Gawker had reported on Rubin’s Twitter account tweeting the n-word to a rapper and later deleting the tweet and saying he was hacked.
Gawker had questioned Rubin’s claim of being hacked, writing that “this story still doesn’t make a lot of sense” because another tweet seemingly “acknowledging some culpability” was posted but not deleted.
But Rubin countered Gawker’s report, e-mailing the author to say the “story is completely incorrect.” Rubin also blogged about the Gawker blog post with a July 7 story, “How a Hack Hijacked my Being Hacked,” that called the Gawker story “lightly researched and incredible inaccurate.” Rubin noted that he “apologized because I clearly felt badly that any kind of racist statement would be associated with me.”
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Gawker has since “updated” its original story to note Rubin’s blog post about the hacking and criticism of Gawker.
Hat Tip: LA Weekly