So the night before Christmas, the New York Times posted what is very obviously a childish anti-Ron Paul smear piece.  A diminishing group known as their readers called them on it, and the NY Times responded by removing the comments!  However, due to widespread pressure from Lew Rockwell and internet bloggers, they’ve now begun publishing a few hundred of them.

The old media is still used to being able to get away with this sort of thing, but each time they try they inch closer to grocery-store-tabloid status.  Gone are the days when publications like this could publish whatever they want without any accountability, thanks to the internet.

UPDATE: The New York Times has retracted their smear piece.