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Sour grapes, anyone?

Post by Kim Bradford on April 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm with 1 Comment »
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

Caught my eye
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  1. NWflyfisher says:

    “The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

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