[San Francisco, California]
Volume 21, Number 4
S.F. Daily Newspapers Distort Homeless Issues
Propositions N & R Benefit from Slanted Coverage
by Chance Martin
The implicit promise of financial support from those downtown interests motivates political candidates and officeholders to propose legislation that treats the social malady of homelessness as a criminal justice issue and drives the content of the San Francisco Chronicle and the Examiner. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their lack of critical coverage of San Francisco ballot propositions N and R.
Chance Martin is editor of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness' Street Sheet and a graduate of Media Alliance's Raising Our Voices Program.