By Korvus Korax

a formerly

purportedly moral fourth estate

       now perfectly happy

       to pocket a pretty packet

       to reliably  look the other way


having openly sold its soul

       for cozy access and easy pay;

having abandoned all pretense

                                   of impartiality

its transition

from all-weather watchdog

       nobly patrolling its thankless beat

to pampered lap-bound poodle

                            as good as complete

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