Huffington Post Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile – who in the early 1990s challenged mainstream journalists to out hypocritical public figures -- has written an interesting column about The New York Times, Gawker and Fox News anchor Shepard Smith:
David Carr at The New York Times is supremely irked about Gawker supposedly "outing" Fox News anchor Shepard Smith.
Never mind that Smith was reported on as gay in the much-discussed 2009 film Outrage, which aired in heavy rotation on HBO after a wide theatrical release and was reviewed and written about extensively. Never mind that Smith's sexual orientation has been reported on and discussed online ad nauseam -- hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times -- over the years, and that, for several years, he's even been included in Out's annual "Power List." And never mind that Gawker actually didn't state in the pieces in question that Smith is "gay."