Dan Fost of the Chronicle reports that the new owner of San Francisco magazine has spiked a story slated for its January issue about sexual harassment at an Indian casino due to fears of offending an advertiser. Freelance writer Peter Byrne said he was told his 5,000-word story about lawsuits filed against the Thunder River casino near Sacramento was pulled by the magazine’s new owner, Modern Luxury Media, because the casino operator had a full page ad for another resort in the magazine’s December issue. Executive Editor Nan Wiener confirmed Byrne’s claim. The Chronicle said Modern Luxury CEO Michael Kong didn’t return its phone calls seeking comment. However, Byrne has sold his article to Salon, where it is today’s lead story.
San Francisco Magazine spikes casino story
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