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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Only the GOOD news is fit to print

"You forget about the losses, you exaggerate the wins."
- Lyric from "The Road," by Jackson Browne, 1977

Last Monday, Aug. 4, The New York Times devoted two-thirds of its front Sports page to coverage of the previous day's Yankees-Angels baseball game, which the Yankees won 14-9. There also were one large and two smaller photos from the game on the page, and yet another photo appeared with the continuation of the story on the third page of the section.

This morning, Aug. 11, reporting on the Angels 4-3 win over the Yankees yesterday in a nail-biting game that wasn't settled until the final at-bat, the Times' relegated the story to page 11 of the Sports section and ran one small photo with it.

Message to the Times: If you're going to be a team's hometown paper, you have to provide equal coverage of the team's highs and lows.

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