A potential challenger to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) denied yesterday that he authored blog posts she blasted as sexist.
Marc Cenedella, a businessman poised to campaign for Gillibrand’s seat when she is up for re-election in November, runs a website where blog posts once ran with headlines such as “Sexy vs. Skanky” and “High Quality Dope,” The New York Times reported Sunday.
The posts can no longer be found on www.blog.theladders.com/rock, a blog associated with TheLadders.com. TheLadders.com is a job-search site Cenedella, 41, founded in 2003. It has reportedly helped make him a millionaire.
But The Times reported Sunday that Cenedella’s photo was on the site with the title, “The personal blog of Marc Cenedella.” Sprinkled among articles about finessing résumés were posts about sex and drugs, according to the Times.
At an event yesterday on Internet security, Gillibrand said the postings were “anti-women and very disrespectful.”
Bill O’Reilly, Cenedella’s spokesman, said the posts were written between 2003 and 2008 by five or six different authors. Cenedella recalls the posts, but not whether he specifically wrote them, O’Reilly added.
For example, one post linked to an outside site, which suggested March 14 be a holiday when women offer steak and oral sex to men. Posts like these, O’Reilly said, linked to text that was not written by Cenedella or his colleagues. But he said Cenedella is still assuming responsibility for the blog. “It’s impossible to determine which author linked to it, but as the publisher, he takes full ownership of it,” he said.
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