Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Press

The New York Times: “...so much more bigoted than it was a generation ago.”

Glenn Reynolds:

I have a comment and a question. Comment: The New York Times would never spread fear, uncertainty and doubt about a Muslim candidate’s religion in this fashion. Question: When George Romney ran in 1968, was the New York Times fretting about his Mormonism?
Some questions really don’t need asking...

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Monday, 21 November 2011

The Press

Yeah, this will improve things...

FCC Chief Wants To Ease TV Station Cross Ownership With Radio And Newspapers

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is prepared to junk federal rules that limit companies from owning TV and radio stations in the same market — and go half way in doing the same for TV stations and newspapers...
"...combining the localism and integrity of Gannett with the... um... localism and integrity of Clear Channel!"
Newspaper and broadcast owners say that mergers are needed to preserve local newsrooms as their companies compete against a massive number of national news competitors on cable TV and the Internet.
...just the way that relaxing the ownership rules in the 90s preserved all those unique radio formats... oh, wait!

LATER, Related:

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