Skip to comments.Why We're Boycotting The New York Times
Posted on 11/24/2008 2:43:45 PM PST by AIM Freeper
Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor of the New York Times, moonlights as a standup comic.
Rosenthal recently told the annual conference of the Association of National Advertisers that his paper "aims to ensure opinion and news are kept separate, even as the Internet increasingly blurs the lines," the Oct. 17 edition of Advertising Age reported.
Stop, you're killing me. The New York Times is to objectivity what Jack the Ripper was to women's rights.
If the Times strives to keep reporting and commentary separate, you and I aren't the only ones who've missed it. Earlier this year, a Rasmussen Reports survey found that only 24 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Rosenthal's rag.
On Oct. 22, the Pew Research Center for People and the Press released a survey in which voters, by a margin of 70 percent to 9 percent, said most journalists favored Obama over McCain. The perception of partisanship was even stronger this year than in 2004 when those surveyed thought reporters favored John Kerry over George W. Bush by 50 percent to 22 percent.
With the New York Times, advocacy journalism has a special dimension. The Times establishes the agenda and sets the tone for the rest of the mainstream media.
Every day, editors at large-circulation newspapers and network news departments avidly follow the Times. It tells them what stories to cover and what approach to take. "Above the page-one fold in the New York Times" is media-talk for: "Pay attention, this is important." The Times' bias is echoed by hundreds of media outlets, large and small.
Thus the power and influence of the Times extends far beyond its shrinking subscription base and online readership.
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I have yet to see a call on FR for a boycott of something I actually still use.
i just wasnt interested in being insulted on a daily basis.
well i guess i am a fellow conservitive traveler :) in your struggle.
I have been boycotting the NYT since 1987,I had taken it since 1958.
I realize that abusing minds doesn’t rise to the seriousness of extinguishing lives, but sometimes I wish we could treat operations like the NYT the way we treat abortion clinics. Protest and picket and repeat.
I hate the NYT, but I think I hate WND just as much. Simpleton’s writing that verges on incoherent - and they like to e-mail harvest, a shady practice in any regard.
The New York Times is to objectivity what Jack the Ripper was to women's rights.
Don Feder is the greatest!
I hope they put a newspaper stand here in Northern Bama just sos I wont not buy one.
My dog boycotted the slimes long ago. The parrot has no choice.
Pretty soon a copy of the Slimes will cost as much as its stock.
WND and NYT appear together in this graphic