Will You Read Atlanta’s New Gay Newspaper That’s Edited By a Jayson Blair?

The new gay newspaper Atlanta Free Press, which distributed its first issue Dec. 10, is already marred by the reputation of its editor Zack Hudson, who reportedly fabricated quotes in previous stories he wrote for the Southern Voice — which is now dead courtesy Window Media’s closure, but whose staffers are resurrecting the mission under the GA Voice brand. Maybe they can do a story about their new competition at AFP.

UPDATE: Hudson’s boss, AFP publisher Matt Neumann, admits Hudson also lied to a reporter about a lawsuit and confidential settlement against Southern Voice, neither of which took place. But Newmann is excusing that behavior, and refused to accept Hudson’s — numerous — resignations.

UPDATE: Well, that’s all changed: Hudson has resigned. For reals this time.