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New York Times should hang its head in shame

Published 24/06/2015

The New York Times' reporting on the death of Irish students in Berkeley is nothing short of disgraceful.

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.

The cheap attempt to seize upon the tragic deaths of six young people in a terrible accident and turn their reporting of this into a vehicle to criticise Irish J1 students specifically (and to denounce their behaviour as a whole) is nothing short of xenophobic and a pathetic attempt to delineate thousands of people into a stereotypical caricature.


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