For example, I found no evidence in the historical record to support the suggestion that the Mail campaigned in any sustained way for reform of the double jeopardy rule, nor for the suggestion that the editor of the Mail risked jail when he accused the five suspects of murder. We know the tropes.
Insofar as any legal risk existed, moreover, it was primarily to the newspaper rather than the editor. Their owners have settled in London but they may just as well have chosen to live elsewhere.
The publishers of the New York Times owe its readers a responsibility to probe deeply into this bias and to assume responsibility for making the Times earn its title as the newspaper of record. The five had not been convicted in a court of law. It would be inconceivable for a Times editor to have allowed the portrayal of a Muslim leader as a dog; or the leader of any other ethnic or gender group in so dehumanizing a manner.
At the outset, especially, expressions of disapproval and prejudice from other community members rather than access to finance or networks constrained their endeavors.