i myself once worked 4 the FAZ, (no, not as a journalist) and so had a little insight view. they are not only 1 of the worlds biggest conservative mags, but one of the most serious ones. nothing like "bild" (="sun") or so. they sometimes really write the truth, that their bourgeois readers know whats really goin´on, and dont need to read in-between-the-lines in those mags, which function is only, to keep the masses stupid. they also have better and more extended reports from other countries than the leftliberal mags in germany; they simply can afford a bigger staff anywhere.