The Scratching Post is an interesting blogger. This is how they view the NY Times:
"The New York Times is in a steep dive. Its circulation is dropping, its stock price is dropping, its gross income is flat and its net profits are declining 5-10% per year. All of this in the middle of an economic boom." (http://ktcatspost.blogspot.com/2006/06/compromising-national-security-as.html)
Why print the article? Why print an article that does not allege illegal activities? The NY Times ran a story and did not accuse the Bush administration of breaking laws. What's the point? How about this reason:
"I suggest that the NYT is hoping, praying, begging the Bush administration to take them to court. That stock price drop is no fluke. The NYT is an uncompetitive product. Unless they change consumers' attitudes, their revenue will continue to drop."
See the chart inside the post. It is a fact that The NY Times' stock is going down.
Democrats are silent about this article. Why is that? The Democrats learned a lesson last December when the NY Times printed the NSA story. The public was not angry that Pres. Bush was listening to terrorists' conversations. On the contrary, there were angry at the media for publishing secrets.