"The Indians scored once in the fourth to chisel Boston’s lead to 3-1 and had a promising start to the fifth as Lofton hit a ball off the Green Monster in left. But Ramírez fielded the ball barehanded and flipped a one-bounce throw to second to nab Lofton.
Actual reason I noted this article: The NY Times is a business partner of the Red Sox along with George Mitchell and other parties. Today the Times wondered how Cablevision's ownership of Newsday might affect the latter's reporting if at all. Richard Sandomir wrote:
Mr. Sandomir today says the paper "notes" the connection with the Red Sox (which under other circumstances would be defined as a conflict-sm), but I didn't see it in Curry's NY Times article on 10/22/07. Further,
Everyone has a bias, even if they profess not to. It's up to consumers to determine the truth in what remains a free country (for the moment). Partial, missing or incomplete information isn't a minor issue when you're talking about peoples' lives and livelihoods. Where is an item placed? If it's at the top of the story, many will notice it. If not mentioned til way down the page, many won't. (As Cary Grant told Rosalind Russell in "His Gal Friday," the re-make of "The Front Page," meaning it's been true since at least 1930).
In general, I think Richard Sandomir performs a valuable service and I look forward to his articles. (sm)
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