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New York Times Under Fire for 'Stereotypical Rant' After Death of 5 Irish Students in Berkeley

16 17.06.2015 Инфо

The New York Times is standing by its coverage of the death of five Irish students in Berkeley, California on Tuesday, which has come under fire for reinforcing unwanted Irish stereotypes.
The five students, who were in their early 20s, were reportedly gathered at an apartment for another student's 21st birthday party when the balcony they were standing on collapsed.
Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster, Lorcan Miller, and Eimear Walsh, all 21-year-old Irish citizens, and Ashley Donohoe, 22, who held dual Irish-American citizenship, died in the incident.