In a news article that may have been written in 1998, the Los Angeles Times frets about lower journalistic standards on the Internet, whines about ?competitive pressure,? then congratulates its own gatekeepers for failing to report arguably salient details about the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case.
[T]he paper has decided not to publish facts that are not relevant to the alleged assault, such as the behavior of the accuser. [?] The Times has carried no stories attempting to profile the accuser's mood or behavior apart from describing the evening of June 30, when she says Bryant forced her to have sex in his hotel room [?]
"Newspapers should be more conservative than they were 10 years ago," [Managing Editor Dean] Baquet said. "The Internet, the Matt Drudges, Web sites ? people can't tell the difference any more between rumor and fact."