Says Fake Steve, with a blatant example of the NYT blowing the Zynga story, and then pounds it home:
"They're [the blogs] the ones who still dare to go for the throat, while their counterparts at big newspapers just keep reaching for the shrimp cocktail. As for the newspapers: Faced with their own demise, fearful of losing even more advertising, newspapers have made the huge mistake of becoming ever more timid, more cautious, more in bed with the companies they cover.Amen. HT to Ole Eichhorn.
It's the exact opposite of what they should be doing. The truth is, if newspapers want to survive they should go back to doing what they started out doing -- muckraking, stirring the shit, calling bullshit. The other truth is, when these papers are dead, they will not be missed."