NY1 Omits Bronx in CD 13 Report

23 Jun

First it was the New York Times that incorrectly described the 13th Congressional District as including the south Bronx, when it’s the northwest Bronx that’s part of the newly configured CD. But now NY1 has gone a step further in misinforming voters by excluding the Bronx altogether. “Upper Manhattan Democrats will head to the polls on Tuesday to choose the nominee,” anchor Lewis Dodley told viewers. (Thanks to the Bronx Matters reader who alerted us to this.)

It’s NY1’s turn to make a correction, and preferably do a story that takes a look at the Bronx portion of the district.


2 Responses to “NY1 Omits Bronx in CD 13 Report”

  1. GAX June 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    The Daily News analysis of the race called it the 15th CD. I guess this is the phantom district. The Times, the News, the Post, and NY1 made significant mistakes.

    Also, isn’t it more than ridiculous that the WNBC coverage of the race only mentioned two candidates? Seems to me prejudging candidates as “major” and “expected to offer the biggest challenge” is wholly undemocratic and contributes to the polluted political atmosphere we’re forced to wade through.

  2. gracchusgreen July 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    The saga continues. After various media outlets declared Rangel the winner over Espaillat following the June 26 Democratic primary, Espaillat has now challenged the result in Bronx Supreme Court, alleging serious irregularities in the voting process. According to the latest tally, Rangel leads by approximately 937 votes. Both sides are to return to Court on July 11.

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