The Oregonian Prints Details of Its Editor’s Scandalous Death

Wow. When Oregonian editorial page editor Bob Caldwell passed away over the weekend, his paper initially reported that he had suffered a heart attack in a parked car and died before help could arrive. Boy were they wrong.

Turns out the married editor had a heart attack in the apartment of a 23-year-old woman, shortly after a “sex act” he essentially paid for.

From… the Oregonian.

The woman told deputies she met Caldwell about a year ago at Portland Community College. Caldwell, she said, knew she didn’t have much money, so he provided her cash for books and other things for school in exchange for sex acts at her apartment.

Caldwell had not given her money Saturday, she told deputies. They decided against pursuing prostitution charges. Deputies notified Caldwell’s family of his death Saturday evening.

The paper certainly made up for its initial false reporting, didn’t it?

The story goes on to note Caldwell helped the paper win a Pulitzer in 1995 for editorial writing.