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Newspapers Going to Get Bailout Money?

Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Posted in Education by Joel Gross

As long as the U.S. government is taking money from successful, well-run companies (Google, Apple, GE, Me) and forking it over to corrupt, evil corporations (GM, most big banks) why don’t we give some of that to another dying industry? And what is dying faster than the newspaper industry? Well lots of lobbyists are in Washington DC trying to do just that and Obama sounds like he might give it to them. Just because consumers now can get their news in real-time online and get far better analysis from true industry experts on their own websites doesn’t mean big government can’t try to crush those entrepreneurial hopes by propping up the Goliaths. Fortunately Jon Stewart & friends are here to point out the idiocy of such efforts: