The Times and Clyde Vanel
September 16th, 2009
We know we’re not a blog of mediai criticism (and that people who live in glass houses…), but, readers, can any of you explain the amount of ink the Times has spilled on Clyde Vanel’s challenge to incumbent Leroy Comrie in the 27th council district in Queens? (They have done two long articles about him, here and here.)
No offense intended toward Clyde Vanel but this never seemed to be shaping up a one of Tuesday’s hottest cotests — and, indeed, Comrie won with a 24 percent edge.
On the other hand, as far as we could tell, aside from a roundup on the role of term limits in the primary campaign, the Times in its news pages did not cover, for example, Jumaane Williams’ successful campaign against incumbent Kendall Stewart. We could find no detailed reporting on Mark Winston Griffith, who though he lost, came far closer to ousting Albert Vann than Vanel did to ejecting Comrie; Daniel Dromm, who took on and beat establishment candidate Helen Sears; or any of the candidateswho ended Alan Gerson’s time on the council.
So, what is with Clyde Vanel?By Gail Robinson on September 16, 2009, 5:36 pm
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