Tuesday 6 December 2016

An open letter to the 'New York Times'

Published 19/06/2015 | 02:30

A picture of Niccolai Schuster is placed at a memorial during a vigil on Wednesday for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse
A picture of Niccolai Schuster is placed at a memorial during a vigil on Wednesday for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse

The 'New York Times' reporting by Adam Nagourney, Mitch Smith and Quentin Hardy, June 16, 2015 on the death of Irish students in Berkeley is nothing short of disgraceful.

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To be so obtuse and insensitive to people who at this time are struggling to come to terms with the tragic loss of their loved ones, has damaged the brand of the 'New York Times' internationally.

More often perceived as a beacon of objectivity and high standards in journalism, the 'New York Times' has been reduced to gutter tabloid status in the eyes of anybody with a sense of compassion who read the piece in question.

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