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Washington Post suspends reporter after Kobe Bryant rape allegation tweet

Washington Post suspends reporter after Kobe Bryant rape allegation tweet

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A Washington Post reporter has been suspended after she tweeted an old article about Kobe Bryant being accused of rape, shortly after the news of the his death broke.

Sonmez later deleted the tweet and others, defending her decision to share the article. “Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality, even if that public figure beloved and that totality upsetting,” Sonmez wrote. One of The Washington Post’s managing editors, Tracy Grant, said in a statement released to NBC News on Monday that Sonmez “was placed on administrative leave while The Post reviews whether tweets about the death of Kobe Bryant violated The Post newsroom’s social media policy.”

In hero worship, do fans become blind to the truth?

In hero worship, people forget the bad bits about their idol. They become blind to the truth. They don’t want to hear about the flaws, don’t want to talk about the drawbacks and definitely don’t want to do anything about the allegations. From Ronaldo to Stan Lee to now this, is there really no moral compass when it comes to evolved misogyny and crimes against women?

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