I find it annoying that major websites like to think of themselves as "journalists" and that people who just post about their kittens playing with a ball of yarn are merely "bloggers" (even some bloggers dislike granting that title to the source of kitty stories). I'm sure from a qualitative viewpoint one may have a pointed argument to make, but from a quantitative viewpoint, "journalists" often suck.
This was a major headline link from Google News, and the writer shows he is associated with a news organization (of some disputable capabilities):Sponsors Are Supporting LGBT Equality, Why Isn't Saint Patrick's Day Parade?
written by Gil Kaufman
of MTV News
New York won't be the only city to feel the pinch this year. After years of conflict between LGBT groups who want to openly march and organizers who freeze them out, several other major brewers are pulling their support as well.
What you will notice in Gil's article is that he details all the businesses who have withdrawn advertising sponsorship for the parade, but he never states exactly WHO
organizes the parades and gets permits from each city to have them. Why?
Instead of attacking sponsors and holding them hostage, why not hold hostage the organizers of the parade?? And why not state it? In all likelihood, since Gil Kaufman lists one of his languages as Hebrew I do not think it is a far fetch to declare that Gil himself is Jewish and therefore has no fear of religious retribution from the Archdiocese of New York. See there! I just said it! Archdiocese of New York. Archbishop Dolan is the dude in charge! (NYC)
I have to wonder these days exactly which group of people pay attention to anything prefaced with "MTV", but if it's still the Youth of America then at least inform them of where to file their complaints.
Maybe Gil has known the sponsor for so long that he just assumes that everyone else does, as well. Where in the article does it ask why Bill deBlasio isn't offering a city-sponsored parade instead of the one by the Archdiocese? Oh, does deBlasio not wish to piss off a lot of catholic voters? Somebody at City Hall approves the parade permit each year (or have they given the Archdiocese of NY a 10-year franchise agreement?).
Articles like this are just advertising filler. Let's generate as many clicks as we can and call ourselves "journalists". GEEEESSSH.