Grist.org / By Tom Laskawy The New York Times essentially called it 'case closed' on Colony Collapse Disorder, but there is good reason to be wary about their reporting. photo by l.p. EDITOR'S COMMENT: My sentiments exactly! The degree to which media, even of the stature of the New York Times, seem prepared to bend over backwards to avoid singling out the role of pesticides, is truly disturbing. Even the group representing Canadian beekeepers seems engaged in the same game. The Bayers and Monsantos of this world truly do have powerful allies! l.p.