Whereas, The New York Times consistently and blatantly distorts the news to advance its leftist agenda.
Whereas, The New York Times promotes an anti-family, pro-big government, anti-faith, anti-American, politically-correct, isolationist ethic – in the guise of news coverage.
Whereas The New York Times has spent decades maligning conservatives, misreporting campaign news (to favor the more liberal candidate), sneering at patriotism, denigrating America and undermining Judeo-Christian morality.
Whereas many of The New York Times “news” stories contain hidden assumptions, among them – the rich aren’t paying enough taxes, we need more government, abortion is a right, same-sex marriage is a matter of fairness, conservatives are heartless, man-made Global warming is an incontrovertible reality, gun-control is the most effective way to combat crime, foreign terrorism suspects are entitled to all of the due-process rights of American citizens, and negotiations are the best way to confront terrorist states.
Whereas the influence of The New York Times extends far beyond the number of copies sold or visits to its website.
Whereas, The New York Times sets the agenda for the mainstream (establishment) media, and is widely copied by other media outlets.
Whereas The New York Times consistently violates journalistic ethics – including a duty to be accurate, impartial and balanced in news coverage.
Whereas The New York Times is impervious to change, and is deaf to valid criticism, despite the substantial decline in its revenues.
Whereas, the public has a First Amendment right to protest the foregoing in the form of a boycott and a duty to do so when media bias adversely affects the general welfare.
Therefore, the undersigned pledge to boycott The New York Times, both its print and online editions. Wherever possible, they will also refuse to patronize The Times’ advertisers. Additionally, they will do their best to get out word of the boycott and to persuade the organizations with which they are affiliated to join the same.
James Comfort, Retired, Mr.