San Francisco wants an apology from the New York Post. Not for anything the notorious tabloid paper said about the beacon of liberalism and the scorn of most conservatives eye.
But instead the city by the bay wants one of New York City's largest newspapers to apologize for its coverage of the scandal involving International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Khan.
The now former head of the IMF is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City. He is expected to be freed from prison on $1 million in bail and a $5 million bond Friday.
In a recent article entitled “Hotel Maid in HIV Shock,” the New York Post reported that Strauss-Khan's accuser may have HIV or AIDS.
Thursday San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission took public exception with the assertion saying it “represents a violation of (the maid's) human rights.”
“This kind of coverage perpetuates HIV stigma and may discourage other people from coming forward with charges of sexual assault,” the commission wrote in a letter to the newspaper.
The commission is demanding an apology from the paper for demonizing the accuser and it wants the New York Post to retract the story.