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questions for the gay media

1. Why is there no coverage about the hate crime that happened on Friday in Lowell well before your reporting deadline for the papers that came out today? Update: BayWindows just posted a good report on the incident.







2. BayWindows responded to our request for the full poll results of last week's question about the Pride theme. THANK YOU BAY WINDOWS!!! They are below:




I hate it, it's too militaristic.
84 (33.07%)




I wish the theme was connected to marriage, given the upcoming ConCon.
62 (24.41%)




I like it, it's patriotic.
56 (22.05%)




Why does Pride need a theme?
52 (20.47%)

8 comments:

Chris Mason said...

I asked Bay Windows and In NewsWeekly why they did not cover the hate crime in Lowell. In Newsweekly said that their staff were spread too thin with Pride events to cover the hate crime. A reporter from Bay Windows covered the vigil and told me that it was a mistake that Bay Windows did not cover the initial incident.

alex said...

they've also erased THIS weeks poll on whether on not letting Bitch perform was a good idea. instead of the poll, the text now reads "No [sic] Poll's available"

while last week's poll voted heavily opposing the boston pride theme... and this week's poll was already swinging in opposition to the pride committee's decision...

why is baywindows silencing the community through a medium that is specifically designed to see what we think?

alex said...

polls are back, and looks like 33% said pride was too militaristic. yay for plurality!

Matthew said...

alex.

There was no attempt by Bay Windows to silence the community. We were, however, rebuilding the survey to correct a mispelling that appeared in the event's name. That had actually been pointed our by a member of community in the poll's comment section. The poll has since been restored with the corrected spelling.

Bay Windows values all the contributions of our readers, and if you have any future concerns about the website, feel free to contact me directly at webmaster [at] bayindows.com

much thanks
-matt

Mark D. Snyder said...

Thanks Matt :)

Matthew said...

Mark,

Sadly, we currently only publish the results with the most responses (something we will be addressing in our upcoming redesign). But ask and ye shall recieve. Below are the full results from last week's poll.

I hate it, it's too militaristic.
84 (33.07%)


I wish the theme was connected to marriage, given the upcoming ConCon.
62 (24.41%)


I like it, it's patriotic.
56 (22.05%)


Why does Pride need a theme?
52 (20.47%)

Mark D. Snyder said...

THANK YOU x 10000!!!!

alex said...

thanks matt. sorry if i was accusatory. with everything going on with pride, i've been a bit more suspicious than usual. but thanks for the clarification and publishing the results!