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NYT Political Section…I mean home page (same thing), ignores Sept. 12 DC Rally, Obama NH speech is above the fold.

September 13, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

No, this is not a surprise to me at all.  I really believe that the NY Times should be considered a political organization, not a newspaper.

Not that any of this will surprise anyone, but it should go on the record nonetheless. The New York Times’s home page as of its 10:15 a.m. update looked like this (click to enlarge):

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You’ll note no mention of the D.C. rally yesterday that drew an estimated 1-2 million people.

You’ll also note a link boxed in red to a Times story about President Obama’s speech yesterday in Minnesota. More on that in a bit.

If even the low end of the D.C. rally estimate holds, it would be the largest-ever gathering in Washington not related to a presidential inauguration — larger than the misnamed Million Man March (October 16, 1995; while others claimed almost a million were there, the National Park Service estimated 400,000), larger than Moratorium Day (November 15, 1969; Wikipedia says it had 500,000; other sources report lower numbers), and larger than the day of Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech (August 28, 1963; 250,000).

If the high end of the estimate holds, it would be the largest gathering of any kind in Washington, exceeding the 1.8 million claimed to have attended Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration.

NYT Virtually Ignores Sept. 12 DC Rally, Gives Obama MN Speech Nearly Top Billing | NewsBusters.org

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