The documentary film “Page One: Inside the New York Times” is an infomercial for The New York Times. It says nothing about the internal dynamics of the institution. It fails to portray the titular Page 1 process.
Former New York Times Executive Editor Abe Rosenthal, who died this month, was a raging homophobe—a failing that proved tragic when the AIDS crisis erupted on his watch. Gay and lesbian studies pioneer Larry Gross explores what happened when America’s paper of record ignored one of the major civil rights stories of our time.