Saturday, January 25, 2003

Sensationalist Press and Human Stupidity

Rolling Stone article about "bug chasers" subculture – young gay men who deliberately want to be infected with HIV – had American gay community up in arms. That includes Andrew Sullivan, Salon commentator and one of the best known blog-writers. He slammed the article both in Salon and in his own blog, accusing the magazine of poor journalism and stirring homophobia.

I've read that article and it looks a little bit too sensationalist. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if the claims in the article turn out to be correct. The last thing that should be underestimated in this world is the human stupidity.


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