OLD Media Moves

Forbes terminates online contributor

September 24, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Forbes magazine has sacked a contributor over an online column arguing that drunk party girls were the “gravest threats” to the livelihood of fraternities,Philip Caulfield of the New York Daily News write.

Caulfield writes, “The column by contributor and MIT-grad Bill Frezza titled ‘Drunk Female Guests Are the Gravest Threat To Fraternities,’ hit the web at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday, according to a cached version still available online.

“It was yanked down almost immediately, according to Jezebel.

“‘Mr. Frezza’s post was removed from Forbes.com almost immediately after he published it,’ Forbes spokesperson Mia Carbonell told the Daily News. ‘Mr. Frezza is no longer a contributor to Forbes.com.’

“In an email, Frezza said Forbes rightly pulled the piece because its subject didn’t fit the site’s politics section and that the accompanying photo ‘was in poor taste.’

“‘That being said I stand by every word I wrote,’ Frezza said.”

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