"the "alternative" media is now leading the major media in what to report."
It's a lesson they learned the day Michael Jackson died. Do you think they would have devoted so many hours of coverage to MJ's death after years of character assassination? Many sites crashed from the weight MJ's fans around the world; its the day conventional media learned they were becoming irrelevant.
They have yet to recover as the subsequent Shirley Sherrod case proved.
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