Paladino’s remarks about gays produce verbal broadside of criticism and condemnation

NYHTC — October 26, 2010

News stories in the New York Times (and numerous other local and national media) reported on gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's spate of anti-gay statements. The Times reported in detail on the statements he made and on Paladino's attempts at damage control in the wake of anti-gay statements he made on September 10, 2010, and then augmented and enlarged upon the following day.

Initially claiming he did not regret his remarks, he refused to offer any apology. On the day following, he issued a letter saying he "should have chosen better words'" but he did not disavow the contents of his anti-gay utterances. His comments became the subject of robust criticism, including by fellow Republicans.

Harris, Elizabeth. Paladino Laces Speech With Antigay Remarks. New York Times. October 10, 2010.

Harris, Elizabeth. Unrepentant, Paladino Calls Gay Parades Disgusting.' New York Times. October 11, 2010.

Hernandez, Javier C. and Confessore, Nicholas. Paladino Apologizes for Remarks About Gays. New York Times. October 12, 2010.