CBS On Logo journo Jason Bellini isn’t taking Doug Ireland’s attacks lying down. Yesterday we published Ireland’s irrate missive to Bellini in which the veteran newsman blasted Bellini and Logo for not including Iran in their year-of-the-end spectacular. He wrote: “…You call this show-biz fluff you’re doing ‘news’?” Way harsh.
Last night, just minutes after posting Happy Endings, we received a note from Bellini to Ireland.
Read it in all it’s glory, after the jump…
The premise of the CBS News on Logo Special Report: Year in Review broadcast is very simple. We asked gay journalists from across the country to tell us what they thought were the most important stories of the year. We sent members of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association a survey asking them for their thoughts. The top ten stories made our countdown. In other words, the actual stories were not our personal views but the views of gay and lesbian journalists.
We have covered the Iran hangings extensively. Just in the last three weeks we’ve done two stories. We led our second half-hour show, on November 19th, with an in-depth investigative report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the perils of being gay in Iran. Here’s the link, in case you missed it.
We also reported in our most recent broadcast on 21-year-old Makwan Moloudzadeh, who was just executed in Iran. It’s simply inaccurate to say we have dropped the ball on this story.
On another note, we did mention Ellen’s dog in our Year in Review. But that was part of a commentary segment and a wrap-up of OTHER stories that DIDN’T make the top ten list.
CBS News on Logo covers a wide range of stories, including topical lighter stories we feel add balance to our broadcast. You know this, being one of our first guests when we started in August of 2005.
Bellini would also like us to direct you to his interviewM with Mel Cheren. They boys chatted last week. Disco creator Cheren died last Friday.