An Update On Recognising Crucial Details For New York Times

But a careful study of commercial media's behavior ever since August 18, 1996 - Day One of the series, the day the Internet broke the old system - shows that big media's seething resentment of what was then called the World Wide Web has been a constant subtext ever since. Any major investigative news story that would have been first to "go viral" would have very likely been met with the same kill-the-messenger response from the big three dailies. Gary Webb was simply the journalist who did it first, the pioneer, the father of all Internet journalism. The Washington Post, LA Times and NY Times

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