#1
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/08/11/the_daily_beast_s_olympics_grindr_stunt_is_dangerous_and_unethical.html

This Daily Beast Grindr Stunt Is Sleazy, Dangerous, and Wildly Unethical

On Thursday morning, the Daily Beast published an exceedingly gross and bizarre article by a straight, married male writer who lured in gay Olympians through hookup apps for no particular purpose. The entire piece is an astoundingly creepy exercise in Grindr-baiting, which involves a journalist accessing Grindr in an unlikely setting and … seeing what happens. But the Daily Beast piece, penned by Nico Hines, is a uniquely disgusting and irresponsible entry into the tired genre. Hines entices his (often closeted) subjects under false pretenses; effectively outs several closeted athletes who live in repressive countries; then writes about the whole thing in a tone of mocking yet lurid condescension. By 10:30 a.m. ET, the Daily Beast had, in response to criticism, edited out the most identifying details about closeted athletes—but that’s too little, too late.

Hines begins by explaining that his entire assignment consisted of walking around the Olympic Village while using several hookup apps, hoping to learn whether “an Average Joe” can “join the bacchanalia.” He quickly abandons apps like Tinder, which are mostly used by straight people, for Grindr, which is for gay men: “No prizes for guessing that Grindr proved more of an instant hookup success than Bumble or Tinder,” he writes. Presumably, Hines awards “no prizes” because he believes gays are more promiscuous than straight people—a theme to which Hines often returns throughout his vile piece.


tl;dr: "journalist" downloads Grindr, walks around Olympic park compiling list of gay athletes and exposes them on website. Many of these Olympians come from countries where being gay is still a crime.

What a scumbag.

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#3
Holy fuck. That guy literally endangered the lives of these people. What a fucking asshole.


Also somehow devaluing gay men by claiming that nothing is proven cuz they're more promiscuous? You moron. You're on the place where gay men go to fuck. Grindr doesn't have a swipe left/right mechanic. You just contact who you like. It's like going on PornHub and being like "The movie business is dominated by pornography!"

Yup, article sums it up nicely:

But the offensive purpose of Hines’ article is really the least of its problems. Far worse is the actual damage it will likely cause to real, live human beings—inevitable consequences that Hines blithely ignored. Several athletes who are closeted at home (and possibly to their own teammates) will wake up on Thursday morning to the news that the Daily Beast has outed them. Their teammates could ostracize and alienate them; their families could disown them; their countries could imprison them. And for what? A homophobic article about how a straight guy conned gay Olympians from anti-gay countries into hitting on him through Grindr? Hines’ article is a dangerous disaster, a wildly unethical train wreck that should be taken down immediately for the sake of its duped subjects. Hines may view his Grindr-baiting as all fun and games. For the victims of his unprincipled journalism, however, his nasty little piece has the power to ruin lives.
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#5
Well that's not very smart.
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#6
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Holy fuck. That guy literally endangered the lives of these people. What a fucking asshole.


Not even an exaggeration in Rio.

Has anyone watched Vice's Gaycation with Ellen Page and her gay friend where they go to Rio and they interview a police officer who admitted that he and some of his fellow officers seek and kill gay people in the city.
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#7
Wow. That's beyond fucked up. But as shitty as this reporter is, this should be a good reminder how far behind some countries still are socially. Do that in any westernized country and the proper response would be "What an asshole that reporter is". That's IT.
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Gross.

Grindr and Tinder are also gross for the most part.


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Not even an exaggeration in Rio.

Has anyone watched Vice's Gaycation with Ellen Page and her gay friend where they go to Rio and they interview a police officer who admitted that he and some of his fellow officers seek and kill gay people in the city.
Not surprising in the least. Some will say it's because of catholicism. Others will just know that Brazil is a giant hole in the mud with rain forests. The same people that chant "You're going to Die" in Portuguese to opposing country opponents
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Not even an exaggeration in Rio.

Has anyone watched Vice's Gaycation with Ellen Page and her gay friend where they go to Rio and they interview a police officer who admitted that he and some of his fellow officers seek and kill gay people in the city.

It was never an exaggeration. I know what I'm talking about.
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#16
Journalists are cunts
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#17
What is journalistic integrity for 2016 Alex?

Damn. They should pull the article and fire the guy. I usually like stuff they publish, too bad.


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#18
Yeah for real, why is the article still up? It's their most visited article and, of course, they sell adspace.
#20
Fire the guy. Blacklist him across the industry. No room in any profession for this kind of sick, dangerous, irresponsible nonsense, and if anyone he identified is harmed or god forbid killed, he should be charged with accessory. What an idiot.
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#21
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How the hell did anyone at the Daily Beast think this would be okay


Because The Daily Beast, like most online, pop culture-focused, opinion-piece-driven media "outlets" that have cropped up in the last 15 years, is a sleezy mixture of tabloid "journalism", poorly written clickbait, misleading misrepresentation of the facts to craft a traffic-generating narrative, and gross violations of basic ethics and decency. They don't care what happens, all they care about is getting more page traffic to let them charge more for their ad space. I'll bet you that, while they condemn him in public, behind closed doors they're congratulating him for generating a ton of traffic to their website as people flock to the page to see what was so bad. He probably won't even be fired, he'll be suspended for a few months, maybe write under a pen name for a little while, then he'll be back like nothing happened, because controversy = traffic, and traffic = profit.

The only difference between The Daily Beast and the rest of those outlets is that until recently The Daily Beast was owned by the same folks who owned Newsweek, so people gave it more respect because it was associated with a name considered respectable.
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#22
I hope that fucker rots in hell
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#23


That's shameful. Added the Daily Beast to my list of sites automatically blocked by my browser so I don't get linked there inadvertently. Not going to give them any traffic if they're going to do something like that.
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#24
this guy was just asking the hard-hitting questions.

we need to expose the zionist-homosexual agenda.

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#26
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It's just a prank bro!
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#27
If only I kept my last avatar a little longer

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#29
I was doing hostel life in Chicago and was talking to a bi Brazilian I met there. I think it depends on where you are. I think she participated in Pride events in Sao Paulo, too.

Having said that, these actions are definitely not cool. The "journalist" should be held criminally responsible if anyone loses their life for being outed as an LGBT citizen in a restrictive country.
#30
The Daily Beast is a really stupid name to be honest.
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#31
^^ the real crime here
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#36
I don't know if I should be furious at how vile what this asshole has done is, or impressed by how creatively he's shattered the reputation of so many people and of himself.

I'm not entirely sure the journalist really intended for people to be thrown into prison for being gay, but that's entirely beside the point. It's none of his fucking business. He broadcasts their sexuality to the public with the implication that being gay is something to ridicule. He can fuck right off for that bullshit alone.
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#39
he should be punished with all the punishments being gay has in all the third world shitholes.
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#40
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Not surprising in the least. Some will say it's because of catholicism. Others will just know that Brazil is a giant hole in the mud with rain forests. The same people that chant "You're going to Die" in Portuguese to opposing country opponents


I've always thought the Catholic Church's stance on homosexuality to be hilariously hypocritical. They claim it's an aberrant lifestyle while forcing adult men to live unnatural, aberrant (aka "celibate") lifestyles. And those men, in turn, INTRODUCE young boys to homosexuality.

Classic.
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