@rbynaker And pay particular attention to the source. It's an OPINION piece in the NYT. I call BS.
Anything anywhere is opinion. An editor had the opinion that one piece of "news" was worth publishing and another was not. At least it cites sources. Our comrade in mid-Pacific apparently relies on something heard in the barber shop from someone who saw it on an Australian's cable channel.
What I find interesting about the failing NYT is that its shares are selling for 230% more today than the same date four years ago. Manhattan media companies turned out to be a better investment than Manhattan real estate.