By God, I pray this becomes a case study in journalism across America to stop this "gotta post this headline first" regardless of its truth/rumors.
And I hope Kai owns half the NY Times building when this is over.
I think that's a lot of it, especially given how so much of today's media is driven by clicks and views... it isn't like years ago when you had to wait for the 10 pm news or the local newspaper to land on your driveway at 5 am the next morning. But, IMO, a huge issue today with the media is their sourcing... More and more outlets that would be considered legitimate by most, are getting lazy, sloppy, and in many cases, purposefully deceitful in their use of sources. The old way of confirming things with multiple sources seems to be viewed by today's outlets as outdated. To make matters worse, anonymous sourcing, with zero corroboration, has become the norm for some like the NYT. How do you frame a story to fit a narrative? Well, that's a pretty good way, while creating yourself an out (although a flimsy one). In the end, it all goes back to those clicks and views though.... and watch... if, IF
, the NYT's issues a retraction/correction, it'll be buried and won't get a tenth of the views that the original story generated.
I, like you, hope they, and several others, get dragged into court over some of this Miller stuff and end up with whatever the media equivalent is of living under the overpass and performing sexual favors for money is.