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    Kerry aims to rescue newspapers - Washington Times

    "I am committed to your fight, committed to your industry and committed to ensuring that the vital public service newspapers provide does not disappear," Mr. Kerry told the Globe employees.

    Lawmakers are witnessing the crisis firsthand. Press watchdogs who once prowled Capitol Hill are disappearing, replaced by special-interest publications and foreign news organizations.

    In February, a study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism found that in the past two decades, the number of American news organizations accredited to cover Congress fell by two-thirds - from 564 in 1985 to 160 in early 2007. More cutbacks have been made since then.

    Washington once hosted 71 newspaper bureaus; now there are 25. Policy-influencing, special-interest publications and foreign newspapers, however, have multiplied. For example, in 1968, there were 160 foreign journalists in Washington. Now there are nearly 800.

    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.


    I find it funny how Kerry thinks newspapers, a dying archaic medium, is any different than what he hints at as "agenda driven reporting". With the ny times down $34 million in reserves and 1,3,000,000,000 in debt. What is he proposing? Another bailout?


    Kerry needs to shut his trap and let the market dictate. This is like trying to save the horse and buggy industry, and claiming that we need to save the horse and buggy from those slow cars that they are comming out with.
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    Re: Kerry aims to rescue newspapers

    Because if it dies, there goes half his party's free public relations department.

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    Re: Kerry aims to rescue newspapers

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Because if it dies, there goes half his party's free public relations department.
    The NY Post is pretty deep in the hole too.

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    Re: Kerry aims to rescue newspapers

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The NY Post is pretty deep in the hole too.


    You mean its content or money?
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    Re: Kerry aims to rescue newspapers

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The NY Post is pretty deep in the hole too.
    But Republicans aren't lining up to bail them out. the vast majority of newspapers are hard-leaning liberal.

    Funny how Dems want to bail out the newspapers, but eliminate political talk radio. Hmmm.

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    Re: Kerry aims to rescue newspapers

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You mean its content or money?
    LOL that was good.

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    Re: Kerry aims to rescue newspapers

    I for one am glad that Kerry is committed to their fight, committed to their industry and committed to ensuring that the vital public service newspapers provide does not disappear.

    His committment insures their demise.
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