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November 12, 2020

NY Times’ Margaret Lyons Promotes Hate & Extremism 

In her “How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?” New York Times’ Margaret Lyons promotes a cancelled religious hate show which has prompted more than 600 threats and acts of violence against Scientologists, their children and families—a show the Walt Disney Company pulled abruptly from the air after it was linked to the murder of a 24-year-old Scientologist in January of 2019.

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“Has the New York Times now sunk to the level of underbelly internet platforms promoting hate and violence against minorities?” asked National STAND Director Bari Berger. “We are shocked, appalled and disturbed that the Times would permit itself to be used as a megaphone for discrimination, intolerance and extremism in the year 2020. Hundreds of protests across America and the world proclaiming it’s time to end hate for good have apparently not been visible enough for the New York Times or its television critics.”

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