< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: The New York Times is Dead

Friday, December 16, 2005

The New York Times is Dead

Today should be remembered by history as the official death of the New York Times. Of all of their fuck-ups of the last few years -- the fictional stories written by Jayson Blair, the equally fictional stories written by Judy Miller, the ineptitude of management, especially the current boy-king Sulz' Junior -- this is by far the worst:

At the behest of their White House masters, the New York Times declined for at least a year to report to the public one of the most shocking, illegal and unconstitutional abuses of governmental power since Jim Crow days.

They are worse than Bob Woodward, if only because they had not yet been written off. Now they should be. Any of you who still has a subscription should cancel it.

If Arthur Andersen can go down, so can the New York Times.

It is no more an independent media outlet than Radio Moscow was during the Cold War.

The New York Times is dead.