It seems he is saying that writing news wrap in opinion is good unless the news wrapped in opinion does not agree with his opinion. Shoosh, all that talk of standards of news reporting to arrive at the final summation, we should do like the Brits and that will save newspapers? I did notice he was kissing up to both the Guardian, Washington Post and NY Times. Methinks little Mikey wants a new job.
He's just trying to give an excuse for his own pitiful record at the LAT. Basically, he's assuming that the whole industry is going to hell, and therefore it's not his fault.
Of course, those two ideas are not mutually exclusive.