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Opening Arguments

Our hero!

Hallelujah! I have nothing to worry about now, since Sen. John Kerry has my back:

Senator John F. Kerry will hold hearings in Washington next week on the financial problems facing the newspaper industry, as dwindling advertising dollars push many US papers to the brink of closure.

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"America's newspapers are struggling to survive and while there will be serious consequences in terms of the lives and financial security of the employees involved, including hundreds at the Globe, there will also be serious consequences for our democracy where diversity of opinion and strong debate are paramount," Kerry wrote in a letter sent to union leaders Friday. The union released the letter yesterday.

Of course there is always the chance that Kerry will turn on us the way he did on other comrades-in-arms, so maybe I should hold by breath and see what happens before I volunteer for his army of ink-stained wretches. Reporting for duty, Mr. Kerry, sir! Where's a newspaper I can destroy in order to save it?


tim zank
Mon, 04/20/2009 - 1:24pm

Stimulus #246 for newspapers. It will dovetail nicely with Der Leaders assortment of acquisitions. Cars, banks, insurance, health care, and newspapers to tell you how great it (he) all is.

Gee, does anyone see a pattern? Naaaaaa...just more redneck delusions on my part.

Mon, 04/20/2009 - 6:29pm


tim zank
Mon, 04/20/2009 - 8:52pm

Yeah, call me crazy Nellie, but the government owning enough common stock in the Citigroup, GM, and AIG that they are now the majority stockholder (owner) makes me real nervous. This type of government has never worked out well in the past, so I'm just a fuzz "skeptical".

Michael B-P
Mon, 04/20/2009 - 10:44pm

Hey, it's a package deal: a Citi subsidiary finances the new VolksKarr you just bought which and in which you can now drive yourself to your new job at the Peoples French Fry Factory Collective. In case you were wondering, that's yesterday's extra copies of the Peoples National News (crafted in the bowels of the Information Ministry) in which we're wrapping "Free Fries" (topped with "Free Cheese" and along with your favorite beverage in a Jimmy Carter
Commemerative 32 oz post-industrial recycled plastic mug) Would you like ketchup with that?