The flag-burning issue is a red herring to keep the American public from facing the real issues of the stealing of the vote (democracy) and an illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq.
The US Constitution is most certainly treasonous to facists, dictators and out-of-control corporations.
The "Free press" is no longer free (if it ever really was). It can be bought and sold today.
For this reason, I no longer accept the validity of the newspapers or standard media newscasts any more.
The New York Times issue is a trumped-up deal by Bush. It's the magician attempting to avert the attention of the crowd by a political sleight-of-hand.