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May 15, 2013

Is the New York Times biased against Chavez?

Petition campaign calls out inconsistent coverage of Latin American rulers.
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The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greeting crowds on September 9, 2012. EPA/DAVID FERNANDEZ

The New York Times eXaminer, a self-described "antidote to the paper of record", is taking Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times (NYT) Public Editor, to task. From Noam Chomsky to Michael Moore, the publication has rallied the support of leading Latin America and media experts who have signed a petition questioning the fairness of the New York Times' coverage of Venezuela and Honduras.

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