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Reporter’s name changed in newspaper to include antigay slurs: “Paul Gayzalez – News-Press Fa*goat”

On Wednesday, The Santa Barbara News-Press issued an apology after one of their reporter’s names was manipulated in print to include an antigay slur in their Christmas edition.

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The reporter’s name, Paul Gonzalez, was changed to read, “Paul Gayzalez, News-Press Faggoat.”

Donald Katich, the paper’s Director of News Operations, issued the following prepared statement:

“In Monday’s News-Press, one of our employees changed another employee’s byline to reflect an offensive slur. The News-Press has taken immediate and swift action with this employee; we do not tolerate any form of harassment in the workplace. We apologize to our readers.”

The San Luis Obispo Tribune further elaborated:

The byline is unaltered in the online version of the story. Katich told SF Gate that the employee behind the change “is represented by the Teamsters. There is a process we are obligated to follow when it comes to discipline or termination. The employee is no longer in the building.”

h/t: Towleroad