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NY Times Leaves Out Relevant Details in Coverage of Prop 8 Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2008—Don Feder, editor of the Boycott The New York Times website (BoycottNYT.com), noted that The New York Times intentionally left out most of the relevant details in reporting on the ongoing effort to overturn California’s Proposition 8 (the marriage-protection amendment to the state constitution) in an article the paper published on November 18.

“Tuesday’s story is a continuation of The New York Times’ biased coverage of the entire Prop. 8 campaign,” Feder wrote on BoycottNYT.com. “In evaluating The Times’ coverage of any issue, what’s not reported is as important as what is.”

The Times story focuses on California Attorney General Jerry Brown’s request that the State Supreme Court review the constitutionality of Proposition 8 in response to protests and lawsuits.

Among the facts The New York Times conveniently left out of the story are the following:

Feder’s commentary on The Times’ ongoing distortion of the California marriage debate is available at: http://boycottnyt.com/what-the-times-forgot-to-mention-about-californias-marriage-amendment [1]

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