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Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Lelyveld’

NYU Celebrates the Work of an Apartheid-Era Photojournalist

After fleeing South Africa in the mid-1960s, photographer Ernest Cole sadly wound up living homeless on the streets of New York City. He died in 1990, at age 49, just one week after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison.

But the memory of Cole’s robust art lives on this fall thanks to an exhibit running through December 6 at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. The courageous photojournalist was also a topic of discussion today on WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show. Former New York Times executive editor Joseph Lelyveld, who befriended Cole in South Africa and wrote the introduction to the photographer’s seminal 1967 book House of Bondage, reminisced about Cole’s life and work.

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Will CNN Ever Issue A Correction For Lou Dobbs?

The New York Times has never been a friend of CNN’s Lou Dobbs. (Smarmy mentions in Frank Rich op-eds? Check. Offhand digs by Joseph Lelyveld in the Magazine? Check.)

So no surprise that the Times tried to push the Lou Dobbs leprosy controversy thread. (You’ll recall Dobbs claimed there were 7,000 cases of leprosy in the U.S. in the past three years; there were 7,000 cases of leprosy in the last 30. When confronted with the error by 60 Minutes, Dobbs denied he got anything wrong.)

A talk show host bloviating? Shocking. But the Southern Poverty Law Center took out advertisements in the New York Times and USA Today demanding CNN run a correction. They haven’t.

Dobbs has engaged in quite a bit of SPLC baiting. But Dobbs’ baiting with “untruths,” the Times says, has painted CNN — and its “trusted” tagline into a tight corner:

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