Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Picket NYT Today
Over Biased Quinn Coverage

Today, dozens of New York City voters and activists working on the campaign to hold City Council Speaker Christine Quinn accountable for her record will demonstrate at the New York Times' headquarters, and a new political banner will be unveiled for the first time:

What: Biased reporting favoring Quinn
Where: The NY Times Building
Location: 8th Avenue at 41st Street in Manhattan
When: September 12th 
Time: 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Contact: Donny Moss:

Over the past couple of years, the Times has published extensive puff pieces about Christine Quinn -- from where she eats her meals to how she spends her summer weekends -- while failing to provide this type of coverage for the other 2013 Mayoral candidates. The paper is also not known for article critical of Quinn.

While the Times has compared Quinn's abuse of power to that of Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev and has exposed her illegal campaign practices, it has fallen far short of holding her accountable for her failed leadership -- consistently betraying her district constituents, New York City voters, the democratic process, the truth and the law in order to advance her career.

"We don't know why the Times is so biased in its coverage of Quinn, but we feel compelled to address well in advance of the 2013 Mayoral election," said protest organizer Donny Moss. "We demand honest -- and critical -- reporting from the Gray Lady when it comes to Quinn."

On August 28, activists staged a successful moving demonstration at the paper's headquarters deploring the most glowing and gushing of coverage overseen by Times assistant editor Carolyn Ryan. Here's a video of the demonstration:

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