Major mainstream media are increasingly hitting the skids... becoming irrelevant... and being rejected as a valid news source...
Why? Because they've been vigorously serving up all the news that's so unfit and unfair to print... that it can't even cast a shadow...!
And because what they print can do---and has done---dangerously irreparable harm.
Their impending demise is well-deserved and long overdue. Seems when credibility and ethics go, nothing else left matters...
Case in point on page 1A of the nytimes today, where they feature a horse-drawn cason with a flag-draped coffin moving through Arlington National Cemetery to bury a fallen member of the U.S. military who was killed by terrorists in Iraq. (Cason shown at drudgereport)
They do not feature the heroic American soldier, however. They use that dead soldier as an anti-war propaganda item to tout the violent month in Iraq, tout the high number of U.S. military deaths, and highlight that this was "little comfort to a 6-year-old girl weeping at the grave of her father, a mother clutching the flag from her son’s coffin, or a widow walking slowly through the rain behind her husband’s honor guard..." They even were so crass as to show a picture of that 6-year old child sobbing at the burial.
They made this front page news during the final run-up to the national election. And this is what the Times has been feeding a steady diet of to Americans and the world for the past 3 years---using flag-draped coffins and grieving families as props for their war against the Iraq War and the Bush Administration.
Depravity..., thy name is The New York Times...!