ToÂ make room for network reporters? Or, as Drudge would have it, because it endorsed McCain? MyÂ question is different. Why is the News spending scarceÂ resources covering a very well-covered national campaign in the first place? Do its news editors still hold pretentions of being a national or regional newspaper? Boys, I got news for you worse than being shuffled off an airplane: those days are long gone. Every dime you don’t putÂ into local coverage is a dimeÂ you might as well have tossed down the drain.