April 17, 2009
Fox News writes an article "Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout
Rosa Brooks, who has moved from the L.A. Times to the Pentagon, called for more "direct government support for public media" and government licensing of the news, which critics say would destroy the independent media." Oh joy, that's just what we need, another bailout for Obama's media.
"Years of foolish policies have left us with a choice: We can bail out journalism, using tax dollars and granting licenses in ways that encourage robust and independent reporting and commentary, or we can watch, wringing our hands, as more and more top journalists are laid off," she wrote in her parting column on April 9.
Brooks said this would help rescue the industry from a "death spiral" and left the government unaccountable to the journalists who must keep it honest. "[I] can't imagine anything more dangerous than a society in which the news industry has more or less collapsed," she wrote.
But critics say her proposal would spell an end to the independent media and make journalists reliant lapdogs....
That's from Right Truth, and you can read the rest here. A MUST READ. Read and re-read those last two paras again. And this would be "change" how????? Just askin'.