News Corp journalist Shannon Molloy has been forced to resign from the board of the New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby after being subjected to a social media campaign protesting his participation based on who employed him.
Jill Stark, an SBS columnist who reports on LGBTI issues, said Molloy had been pressured to quit by third-party activists who complained that his employment with News Corp presented a conflict of interest with the lobby.
“The Lobby and Shannon were inundated with emails, Facebook and Twitter messages saying that having a News Corp staffer on the board was a conflict,” Ms Stark tweeted today. …
Molloy is a gay man and has previously written stories about his experiences with homophobic bullying.
PC is more totalitarian and tribal than ever.
hat-tip Stephen Neil