Kudos to Ed Driscoll for coming up with the cleverest blog post title in quite a while. The post is about a Mark Steyn piece on the fall of the New York Times. For those that don’t know, it’s editor is Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger. Get it now?
Anyway, Steyn makes the point that the best change of saving US newspapers would be if the New York Times collapsed.
(Geek alert) It reminds me of that original Star Trek episode where this planet of people were controlled by a computer called “Vaal.” Eventually, Kirk and the gang destroyed it and the people found they had to think for themselves. The New York Times is Vaal and the other newspapers and the national news networks are Vaal’s mindnumbed robots. Dan Rather probably wouldn’t last very long without Vaal.