Newspapers are essential to a functioning society. They inform; they provide context; they shine a spotlight on the shortcomings of bureaucracy, the overreaches of government (yes, this does happen — just perhaps not in the insidious manner that conservatives seem to think, or imply),…
This is the best thing inothernews has ever written. And he’s written a lot of good stuff.
When reading this, consider two recent stories that have shaken the core of two separate newspapers: 1) The Seattle Times’ recent controversy over political ads and 2) The San Diego Union-Tribune’s recent drama regarding its owner helping fund a controversial anti-Obama documentary. When these large papers cross these kinds of lines without the history allowing them to, nobody wins. Don’t forget that.