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Alleged Controversy: Vail Resorts pressures SKI online to pull skier fatality article

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The New York Times online posted a blog entry about Vail Resorts pressuring SKI online to pull an article about a skier fatality at Vail Resorts-owned Breckenridge last month.

Considering that I had reported on the same skier death story and Vail Resorts seemed actually rather helpful, it seemed strange. Anyway, I spent my afternoon researching/reporting and wrote about the FULL story. http://tr.im/H3on It actually also involves Arapahoe Basin.

At least in this particular case, it does seem to be a misunderstanding, rather than corporate bullying. The New York Times didn't bother to call Vail Resorts for their side of the story or even a comment. Even if it turned out Vail Resorts was in the wrong, NYT should have at least put them on the spot about it and gotten a "no comment." As a journalist myself, it makes me lose some faith in the NYT. (although in recent years they had already been slipping)
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I believe this same paper once made this comment about Goddard's (essentially the father of modern rockets, the first person to realize their potential for space travel and also the person after whom the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is named) paper on a rocket that could carry a man to space: [Goddard] "does not know of the relation of action to reaction, and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. Of course he only seems to lack the knowledge ladled out daily in our high schools. But there are such things as intentional mistakes ..." I never had faith in the NYT to begin with. (The apology came 40 years later as the first astronauts were traveling to the moon, if you're wondering.)
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Anybody who has had any "faith" in NY Times for the last 20 years hasn't been paying attention.  It's a worthless rag unless you actually want filtered agenda driven one sided "journalism".  It shouldn't try to masquerade as a news organ and should just bill itself as an opinion rag. 
post #4 of 8
 UGASkiDawg beat me to it. 
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
There was a different, but similar situation with Vail Resorts and the Summit Daily newspaper about an article on resorts padding snow stats. A reporter ended up being fired-- whether it was due to pressure from Vail Resorts, that was the question. Links to all sides of the story are posted below. I post, you decide...

Denver Post article on situation followed by two responses

http://tinyurl.com/yjtcvkz
   Vail Resorts CEO http://tinyurl.com/yem2seh    Summit Daily http://tinyurl.com/yeqqodq    Also, CBS4 Denver TV report on it all     http://bit.ly/6qAg5m
post #6 of 8
I see some of us have been partaking of the Kool-Ade. 

Should we expect more NYT bashing threads on EpicSki?
post #7 of 8
What Walt said.

Like any other news entity, the Gray Lady makes mistakes.  It's not clear (at least to me) whether this was one of them.

But it has only a handful of peers for trustworthiness:  The Wall Street Journal (the news sections, not the wing-nut editorial pages), NPR, and The Daily Show.
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But it has only a handful of peers for trustworthiness: ............... NPR, and The Daily Show.
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