Sunday, March 14, 2010

Just for the record: ex-Brooklyn Paper publisher notes paper's "familiar hysterical slant"

From former Brooklyn Paper publisher Ed Weintrob's Coney Media blog:
The Brooklyn Paper (my old pub) yesterday broke a story on its Website about the prevailing practice in Park Slope (a notoriously [sic] child-friendly, “socially-conscious,” uber-liberal neighborhood that is at the heart of Brooklyn Paper country), of paying nannies off-the-books.

The story originated with Park Slope Parents, a popular local blog, which produced a beautiful 73-page chart-filled study. The Brooklyn Paper did was little original reporting (beyond publishing a column attributed to an off-the-books nanny); it simply reported someone else’s findings. The story was packaged by The Brooklyn Paper with its familiar hysterical slant — the paper called the news ”earth-shattering” — and it was quickly picked up by local blogs and, this morning, by the NY Post.

(Emphasis added)

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