RECENT  POSTS:  » Video: Voices from our pro-equality future (present?) » Anti-gay orgs continue to offend children of single parents, gay parents, more » Apple CEO gives 'substantial' sum to HRC's southern state project; may or may not have used ApplePay » Conservative proposes new way for vendors to tell gay customers they don't care for them » NOM versus David Koch » Anti-equality baseball player calls reporter 'a prick' for asking about his anti-equality advocacy » Audio: Josh Duggar defends discrimination, invalidates own point » Audio: AFA's Fischer names 'homosexual agenda' as 'greatest threat to liberty' in American history » Audio: AFA Radio caller calls for executing gays; FRC-employed host doesn't even challenge him, much less condemn » NOM president's other organization is 'in trouble' (his words) too  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

01/31/2011

CJR on G-A-Y: 'The Times could have used a lot more of that kind of reporting'

by Jeremy Hooper

Columbia Journalism Review's business section, "The Audit," rightly criticizes The New York Times' weekend Chick-Fil-A story. Here are pertinent snips:

Screen Shot 2011-01-31 At 8.13.40 PmThe New York Times’ story in yesterday’s paper about the Southern chicken chain Chick-fil-A leaves much to be desired.
...
The Times is just the latest to give too much credence to the Pennsylvania angle of this story.
...
Thing is, there’s plenty of evidence that the company or its founders, anyway, have funded anti-gay-marriage activities before. The blog Good As You, which broke the Pennsylvania story, reports that the company’s WinShape Foundation doesn’t allow gay couples at its retreats and “defines marriage from the Biblical standard as being between one man and one woman.

The
Times could have used a lot more of that kind of reporting and a lot less man-on-the-street opining.

The problem with this piece is that the controversy itself is the story, allowing the paper to escape having to do the real legwork of sorting out for us just how legitimate the controversy is.

Just How Anti-Gay Marriage is That Chikin [CJR -- The Audit]

So a missed opportunity, sadly. But the next time a fast food company is found to be running a retreat center that explicitly bans gay couples and/or hosting regular "protect marriage" seminars? Well just give us a ring, Old Grey Lady.

***

*Our complete Chick-Fil-A controversy Archive

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails