New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

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New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

Post  fshnski on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:11 am

The website Newsdiffs.com is all about showing people how newspapers update their stories, and add some things, and delete some things.
This was especially interesting in a New York Times story from Friday on Iran, where they found it advantageous to edit out an America-hating Iranian who wished the Times building would burn down:
“He is a war veteran, a good manager and a religious person,” said Noushin Sobhani, 31, a gynecologist. She and her parents voted at the Imam Sadegh University, where most of Iran’s cadre of bureaucrats are trained. “We hate America,” her father said, smiling. “I hope The New York Times building burns down.”
The story began:
As voting in the Iranian presidential election began on Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s supreme leader, lashed out at the United States.

Addressing American skepticism about the outcome of the election, he told reporters: “To hell with you if you do not believe in our election!. If the Iranian nation had to wait for you to see what you believe in and what you do not, then the Iranian nation would have lagged behind.”
In other Times-editing news, several media sites mocked the Times for leaving out the ages of Beastie Boy Mike "Mike D" Diamond and his wife Tamar Davis (who are 46 and 51) in a Home section feature on their abode.
Ira Stoll of Smartertimes.com cracked: “If the paper is going to cut those kinds of deals, some more transparency would be great: ‘We agreed not to print the couple’s ages because they threatened to kick us and our photographer out of their house if we insisted on it, and then we’d have to find some other people to write about, which would be more work.’”

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NYTs Up to It's Old Tricks...

Post  News Hawk on Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:24 pm

Author Dinesh D'Sousa has another best seller, and soon to be a movie, but it has gone unrecognized by the New York Times for two weeks.

The New York Times bestseller list hasn't waited a millisecond to put Hillary Clinton's book atop its influential chart after just a week of sales, but has totally ignored another top-10 hardcover from noted conservative and critic of President Obama, Dinesh D'Souza.

His new book, on sale for three weeks, isn’t just absent from the top 10 lists already set for the next two Sundays, but totally missing from the list of the nation’s top 25 nonfiction hardcovers despite having sales higher than 13 on the latest Times chart.

According to sales reports provided to Secrets, D'Souza's new book America: Imagine a World Without Her, sold 4,915 in the first week and 5,592 in the second week. Had it been included on the upcoming June 22 Times hardcover nonfiction list, it would have ranked No. 8, and then No. 11 on the June 29 list that puts Clinton's sales at 85,721. The lists are widely circulated in the publishing industry before they go public.

















The Times is somewhat mysterious in how it calculates its list, but it includes several books selling well under 3,000 copies in a week. A spokeswoman said, “We let the rankings speak for themselves and are confident they are accurate.”

merica is expected to explode when the accompanying movie debuts next month. In America, D’Sousa slams Obama’s agenda and targets Clinton too — maybe one reason the Times hasn’t recognized it.

“They are part of the propaganda arm of the Obama administration,” D'Souza told Secrets from Philadelphia, where his book and movie bus tour had stopped before traveling to Washington on Friday. His Obama's America was a Times No. 1 best-seller.

“It’s their newspaper, and they have a right to rig their list anyway they want, but if they are doing it, people should know,” he said.

D'Souza, who last month pleaded guilty to one criminal count of making illegal contributions in the names of others, said the list is important to boosting sales. “It matters to be on it,” he said.

But to ignore his latest best seller, he said, “the Times is falling short of its journalistic and editorial responsibilities in a much a bigger way than keeping me off the list.”
http://washingtonexaminer.com/dinesh-dsouzas-america-banished-from-new-york-times-best-seller-list/article/2549991

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Re: New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

Post  WHL on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:23 am

After only one week, Hillary's book is off the top ten list at Amazon.  I think that tells us something, don't you?
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