Yes, so true.
The MSM had the story about Jesse Jackson's mistress and love-child, but refused to publish it. The National Enquirer did.
Then there's the Silky Pony (John Edwards), they all knew about his mistress and affair and love child, it was common knowledge here on FR - but the MSM would not report it. Again, "The National Enquirer" published the story.
Even as far back as Bill Clinton, the MSM covered up the story of Monica Lewinsky for the Democrats - refusing to run the story at Newsweak - we had to rely on America's emerging Samizdat press to report the truth once again...
The difference is now the majority of people under the age of 65 get their news off the internet. Most people do not get the paper, except maybe on Sunday. The only people left watching the ABC,CBS,NBC nightly news are old people who refuse to buy cable or satelite TV service.
It is much harder to keep these stories secret today than it was even ten years ago.