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New York Times, 28 May 2006, on saving the democratic medium of the Internet:

[T]elecommunications and cable companies, and other Internet service providers [...] want to impose a new system of fees that could create a hierarchy of Web sites. Major corporate sites would be able to pay the new fees, while little-guy sites could be shut out.

New York Times, 16 May 2005, showing what it thinks of the democratic medium:

The New York Times announced today a new online offering called TimesSelect, which for a modest fee will provide exclusive access...

Why the Democratic Ethic of the World Wide Web May Be About to End [NYT]
The New York Times Announces TimesSelect [Press release]