Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NPR Ombudsman: Unfair Coverage Of Prop. 8 Judge – Joe Strupp – Media Matters for America

NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard wrote in a column this week that coverage of Federal Judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled against California's Proposition 8 anti-same-sex marriage ballot measure, has been incomplete.

Particularly, she noted, is reference to Vaughn being gay, which she says often contains no verification:

Saying matter-of-factly that Walker is gay, without his confirmation, violates NPR's policy against publishing or airing rumors, allegations or reports about private lives of anyone unless there is a compelling news reason to do so. Read more:

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