The Times would sooner devote its entire front page to a biography of Larry "Bud" Melman than illustrate what is really happening in Iraq.
Update: Vanderleun notes the accelerating decline of the New York Times. The money graph depicts the time-frame of '93 to '07.
...you need to ask yourself what happened to the New York Times at the beginning of this inexorable drift downward? One fear factor stands out... Arthur Ochs [Pinch] Sulzberger, Jr....became the publisher of The New York Times in 1992 and chairman of The New York Times Company in 1997...
Make sure you catch Vanderleun's line o' the day.
Hat tip: Master Gunnery Sergeant Kirk