New York Times Apologizes to Ireland for ‘Insensitive’ Balcony Collapse Story

by: Amanda Holpuch | The Guardian

The New York Times apologized on Wednesday after a story about a balcony collapse in California that left five of Ireland’s citizens dead was denounced by the country’s government officials.


The article said that students traveling to Berkeley, California on J-1 visas, like those that died in the collapse, were “not just a source of aspiration, but also a source of embarrassment for Ireland”.

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