The staff of the American-funded paper in Baghdad just quit to set up an independent paper. Turns out the journalists wanted to run a newspaper, not a house organ for the occupation. Or maybe it was about the split of the revenues. Or maybe they just decided working for the occupier wasn’t likely to be a good career move.
Any way you look at it, it’s not good news. We’re seeing the rats swimming away from the ship we’re still aboard, and the officers don’t seem to know where the charts or the lifeboats are hidden.