Why Open Drug Dealing is Allowed
“The points they made are that the city is too lenient, too complicit as it relates to drug use out on the streets…” —-Gavin Newsom, SF Chronicle, October 7
I have been thinking about Read More »
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SF’s Success Offers Lessons for Other Cities
The May 21 front-page NY Times story on New York City’s housing crisis highlights how the city has been outpaced by San Francisco in protecting tenants since the latter adopted rent control in Read More »
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Don’t you hate it when the facts contradict a really catchy headline? I guess the New York Times does.
Contrary to the screaming headline of a recent NYT article claiming that kids hate school lunch, the latest data from the Read More »
The past month has seen national media stories on rising homelessness in New York City, San Francisco, Madison, Los Angeles and other cities. Each story describes the problem, the local government response, and the insistence from homeless advocacy groups that Read More »
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As I detailed in “NY Times Gets Tenderloin Wrong,” the paper’s claim that “nowhere is the inequality gap as concentrated — and as evident — as in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood” is completely false. Not only did its supporting evidence Read More »
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It is clear from the August 17 story’s headline, “When Tech Came To the Tenderloin,” that NY Times deputy tech editor Quentin Hardy needs a geography lesson. After all, none of the prominent tech companies mentioned in the article operate Read More »
Rolling Stone got the story wrong. Way wrong. In fact, the reporter violated so many basic journalism rules that many wonder why she has not been fired.
She should be.
Her false reporting defamed the University of Virginia and specifically Read More »
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