The New York Times on Sunday devoted more than 1,000 words to an article by two of its staff reporters about what it described as "the brutal, premeditated killings of three Afghan civilians — allegedly at the hands of American soldiers." Today the Times ran another 1,000-word, staff-written article, on the front-page, about gays in the military. Meanwhile, the president posthumously awards the Medal of Honor to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger, and the Times handles it with a 230-word squib from the Associated Press wire service.
Meanwhile, Times editor executive Bill Keller is going around complaining that the impact of Fox News has been "to introduce a level of cynicism into the public debate."
This is a bit afield from our usual topics here, but it all fits with a larger narrative — call it Ruling Class Versus the Country Class or whatever you may, it's worth noticing.