No one loves to ride the New York Times more than I. It's editorial slant is increasingly transparent, and the contempt of its op-ed writers for Red State America is palpable. That said, the Times remains the most potent symbol of the MSM for a reason; often, its coverage sets the agenda that the rest of the press follows, for better or worse.
I have a case for you that's looking like for better. The Times has been running some very thorough coverage of the impending Saddam Hussein trials, including a look at the charges and the possible evidence. As evidence of the man's atrocities is shown in court for all the world to see, I'm hopeful that the criticism of our invasion of Iraq will become more muted. I'm not naive, I know some folks will never come around. The mass graves that Saddam left in his wake, though, cry for justice. Kudos to the Times for giving this story the play it deserves.