Saturday, June 11, 2011

Brooklyn Paper suggests Battle for Brooklyn is "exhaustive new docu-ganda"

Is Battle for Brooklyn an "exhaustive new docu-ganda," as per the Brooklyn Paper's summary (which is more positive than not)?

Nah.

It's not exhaustive--that's impossible--and, while there are legitimate bones to pick with some of the directors' choices, that doesn't make it propaganda.

And shouldn't a newspaper that can produce headlines and stories like "Bruce breaks ground at Atlantic Yards site" (right) be a wee bit careful throwing around "ganda" terms?

Below, the article

Note that, as one commenter points out, an initial version of the article misidentified the date of a showing in Fort Greene Park.

As the screenshot below shows (click to enlarge), the Brooklyn Paper also transposed a stale caption about Daniel Goldstein's building.

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