The Gov’t to Bailout Newspapers?! So Much for Impartial Journalism

As if we had that…

But the “esteemed” Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is looking for the gov’t to rescue the print media. Is this going to be the next incarnation of “The Fairness Doctrine?”

    Mr. Kerry, who has called for Senate hearings on “the future of journalism” to begin May 6, also cited the negative influence of “agenda-driven reporting” and media conglomerates.

    The new complexities of the marketplace have drawn other interest.

    Seeking to parse some potential policy solutions, the House Judiciary courts and competition policy subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday addressing fair competition, new business models and other alternatives for the troubled industry…

    Last month, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, introduced the Newspaper Revitalization Act” that would allow papers to operate as nonprofits, prompting many analysts to examine the political implications of the tactic.

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