A little Inside Baseball, I’ll admit, but I’ve enjoyed Kurtz-gate:
The Daily Beast has retracted a May 2, 2013, blog post by Howard Kurtz titled “Jason Collins’ Other Secret.” The piece contained several errors, resulting in a misleading characterization of NBA player Collins and the story he co-wrote in Sports Illustrated in which he came out as gay.
A summary of Kurtz’s big mistake:
From “Jason Collins’ Other Hidden Secret,” by Howie Kurtz (May 1, 2013):
One of the reasons that Jason Collins’ coming out packed such an emotional punch is that he appeared to be telling all. … Except that he left one little part out. He was engaged. To be married. To a woman.
From Jason Collins’ Sports Illustrated article (Apr. 29, 2013):
When I was younger I dated women. I even got engaged.
Kurtz later amended the post to say “Except that he downplayed one detail” before the Beast finally retracted the whole thing.
I liked this tweet on the subject:
Except that Kurtz left one little part out: He was ransacking Africa. Ruthlessly. For ivory.
— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) May 2, 2013