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'Red Eye' Rips Gawker's Decision To Run Christine O'Donnell One Night Stand Story (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 29th 2010 6:26PM
On Thursday the popular media and gossip website Gawker.com ran an extremely detailed first-person account of a 25-year-old man who claimed he had a sexless one night stand with Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell three years ago. The folks at 'Red Eye' (weeknights, 3 AM ET on Fox News) joined most of the rest of the media in being extremely critical of Gawker for running the piece, and the 25-year-old for spilling the beans in a public forum.

They also suggested this only makes O'Donnell into a more sympathetic character.

"I don't think O'Donnell should hold elected office, but this story, in a weird way, kind of humanizes her," said writer John Devore, to the agreement of the panel. "In a way, she is so flawed and genuine and human, and for the first time I'm like, she is probably one of the most genuine politicians."

The Gawker piece seemed particularly gratuitous in light of the fact O'Donnell was already a virtual lock to lose her race on Tuesday. But on the other hand, who could blame them for riding out the Christine O'Donnell storyline for every last pageview. It may not be around much longer.

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