Should the Government “Bailout” Newspapers?

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No.

That is a horrible idea, an easy idea, but a horrible solution.

There needs to be a separation of the newspaper industry from any government influence. If not, journalists will be unable to report to the people information on their governments activities without some level of interference.

Newspaper executives expressed great apprehension when they heard about this idea. Eighty-eight percent say they would be concerned with government subsidies, and rightfully so.

So this could create large problems and will most likely never happen.

The day the government starts to have a controlling interest in newspapers is the day we can all say George Orwell told you so.

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