As a recovering newspaper reporter, I am saddened but not surprised by this.

The Sun Times is basically just the first to go. Reporters are already expected to do so much at any paper these days, it's impossible for them to find time or energy to do bonafide, analytical, thoughtful and balanced reporting about anything below the surface. Traditional journalism is circling the drain. Fortunately, there are folks like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert cutting through the haze.