In my recent column on media conflicts-of-interest and their disclosure, I credited the Boston Globe for finally realizing that the connection between its corporate parent, the NY Times Co., and the Boston Red Sox should always be noted.
But judging from today's Sox advertorial--which opens with the dubious claim, "When the Red Sox are up, it doesn't matter that the Dow is down"--I spoke too soon. So here, via a recent story that provided the necessarily disclaimer, is a brief reminder for the Globe's readers:
The Globe's corporate parent, The New York Times Co., owns 17 percent of the Red Sox.
Not so difficult, that. Just sixteen words!