As Editor In Chief of Eve News 24 I have 2 simple rules.
Last week, we published an article called “A Clear Distinction” by Seraph IX Basarab. This article was written with the intention to demonstrate that a reporter from Imperium.news (Moomin) was a ‘propagandist’ whose is more a Imperium “Surrogate” and less an objective reporter. However, after reflection we feel this article broke our cardinal rule:
So I have taken the following steps as a result of this:
In the original running of the article, I provided an excerpt from a public discussion between me and Moomin. In it I inquired if there was a particular issue that made our mutual understanding (not) possible. This was a sincere question and was not meant to belittle anyone with any such condition. In return, Moomin lashed out with a racist and homophobic slur. Some people were offended by that and so our editorial team has decided to remove the specific excerpt from the article. The point was not to offend anyone with any real life conditions, but instead to show how overzealous some can become in regards to their in game allegiance.
Finally, speaking officially for the entire Eve News 24 Organization I have this to say directly to Moomin, INN, and the Eve Community.
We acknowledge that we failed you all in publishing an article that was clearly not respectful to Moomin and INN. We used supposition to hint at very personal medical condition that we have no knowledge of or belief that exist to try and prove a point. We also published a ‘racially insensitive’ comment that had no bearing on the article. Eve News 24 apologizes to Moomin, Imperium News, and our readers for crossing this line. We hope that you will trust us to do better in the future.
If anyone would like to discuss this with me directly I can be reached at [email protected]
Editor In Chief
Eve News 24