EARLY END TO SUMMER: The “Fire Island Share House Tales” will live on only in our memory. “Tales” was a column that appeared two weeks ago on the Web site Daily Front Row and was set to chronicle the summer exploits in swag hoarding of a group of young men at their time share in Fire Island.
In the first post, Corey Tuttle, a publicist at Swarovski Elements, laid out how his housemates secured liquor sponsorship from several companies, including Ciroc and Red Bull, “to ensure our summer was fully stocked.”
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But sometime in the last few days, the Daily quietly deleted the post without explanation, and it appears it’s discontinued the regular dispatches.
A source familiar with the situation said the Web site and Tuttle reached a mutual decision to delete the post out of concern for the jobs of the magazine staffers involved.
Two of the housemates at the share were editorial employees at Condé Nast magazines — GQ and Vanity Fair — which have policies against accepting freebies from sponsors. A Condé spokeswoman said at the time it would look into whether any ethical guidelines were violated. The publisher did not have further comment Wednesday.
The post had also been the subject of ridicule on the Daily’s comments section and on social media. The Web site’s editor in chief, Brandusa Niro, declined to comment on the deletion of the entry.
On social media, the only evidence the post ever existed is the hashtag its users created for promotional purposes: MisterMansion.