The NYT disgusts me. They have put themselves where they find themselves today. No credibility, no respect, and no subscribers. And now they want understanding and tolerance from the public. We just aren't *sophisticated enough to distinguish between news coverage and commentary*. One man's sophistication is another man's tripe. I KNOW when I'm reading tripe. The New York Time's UP.
Unfortunately, there are millions who might subscribe to the NYT.
Personally, I prefer the free interchange of ideas and information on Free Republic with many people to the static, lonely indoctrination that takes place in a vacuum when people get their news from Television or Newspapers.
The liberals can perfectly see a "wall of separation" in the First Amendment where it doesn't exist but they refuse to see a "wall of separation" between news reporting and editorialization that ought to exist.