Friday, August 12, 2016
On Thursday, The Daily Beast published an article by reporter Nico Hines who used various apps to get dates in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro. In the article Hines described in detail the responses he received on Grindr, the gay dating app; and although no names were mentioned, enough details were given to identity the men he had contacted, and not all of them were from gay-friendly countries. The story sparked outrage on social media and after trying to control; the damage with a revised story and an editor’s note, The Daily Beast then decided by Thursday night to pull the story entirely. Joining me today to talk all about the controversy surround this article is Mark Joseph Stern of Slate who covers the law and LGBTQ issues.
As Donald Trump continues to plunge in the poll, Democrats have begun to widen their dreams for a big night in November; and there is talk that not only will the election be a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton, but Democrats could also regain control of the U.S. Senate and dramatically shrink the party’s gap with Republicans in the House—if not flip it entirely. However, according to Russell Berman a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he covers political news there could also be a Trump effect in another 2016 battleground that could shape the electoral landscape much further into the future: the elections for control of state legislatures. Russell joins me today on the show to talk all about the possibility that Donald Trump will also hand many State Capitols to Democrats as well.
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