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New York Times correction: Not true that Gore Vidal and his longtime companion never had sex

Hat tip to gay journalist Rex Wockner, who describes this as "Best. New York Times. Correction. Ever."

GORE VIDAL, 1925-2012
Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer

Correction: August 1, 2012

An earlier version misstated the term Mr. Vidal called William F. Buckley Jr. in a television appearance during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. It was crypto-Nazi, not crypto-fascist. It also described incorrectly Mr. Vidal’s connection with former Vice President Al Gore. Although Mr. Vidal frequently referred jokingly to Mr. Gore as his cousin, they were not related. And Mr. Vidal’s relationship with his longtime live-in companion, Howard Austen, was also described incorrectly.  According to Mr. Vidal’s memoir “Palimpsest,” they had sex the night they met, but did not sleep together after they began living together. It was not true that they never had sex.


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