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Sour grapes, anyone?

Post by Kim Bradford on April 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
April 14, 2011 1:42 pm

I have no information on the real backstory, but section 104 of a bill filed today reeks of disgruntlement with a hometown newspaper:

A newspaper is immediately ineligible for the tax exemption under this section, if the newspaper gains a dominant market share and becomes a dominant provider of opinion in the market wherein it promotes the bias of its editorial board without opposing opinion by another newspaper in the same market, unless the newspaper implements a plan to correct the dissemination of biased information to the citizenry.

The sponsor, Rep. Hasegawa, floated an idea earlier this session to create a state bank – an idea the Seattle Times ed board promptly shot down, concluding that “our legislators should get back to the serious business of balancing the budget.”

HT: Jason Mercier, Washington Policy Center

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