WASHINGTON, October 8, 2008—Accuracy in Media announced today the launch of its new
website, Boycott The New York Times (http://BoycottNYT.com). AIM, which has monitored The New York Times for nearly 40 years, is encouraging news
consumers to boycott the most powerful media voice in America to protest its
persistent leftist bias.
Times has, over the course of decades, blatantly distorted the news to advance
an ideological agenda,” notes Don Feder, the editor of the Boycott The New York Times website. “The Times’
persistent bias is reflected in its double standard in coverage of liberals and
conservatives, its misreporting of election news, the hidden assumptions that
underlie news stories and in the palpable imbalance in commentary. While The Times is notorious for editorials
thinly disguised as ‘news coverage,’ during a presidential election, its fangs
really come out.”
added, “When a company manufactures dangerously defective products, despite
repeated warnings, consumer advocates have both a right and a duty to organize
a boycott. The Times is manufacturing
a product (‘news coverage’), which is both defective and dangerous. By
boycotting The New York Times, we are
refusing to do business with a company that is undermining our values, our
society and our nation.”
Boycott The New York Times campaign
includes the BoycottNYT.com website,
articles and commentary, and a petition whose signers pledge to boycott The Times – both print and online editions – as well as New York Times advertisers.
the past, media watchdog groups have monitored and protested The Times’ bias. This is the first
organized boycott of The New York Times.
About Don Feder:
Feder is the editor of Boycott The New
York Times. For 19 years, Feder was a Boston Herald editorial writer and
political columnist. His column was nationally syndicated by Creator’s
Syndicate, and his writings have appeared in USA TODAY, The Wall Street
Journal, National Review, The Weekly Standard, Readers Digest and Human Events. Feder has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity
and Colmes,” “Politically Incorrect,” “The 700 Club,” “Focus On The Family with Dr. James Dobson”
and “Fox & Friends.” His columns have been read on the air by Rush
Limbaugh, Dr. Laura and Michael Savage.
About Accuracy in Media:
in Media is a citizens’ media watchdog organization whose mission is to promote
fairness, balance, and accuracy in news reporting. Founded in 1969, AIM is the oldest non-profit
press watchdog group in America. For
more information, please visit www.aim.org.
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