Did ya read the newspaper today?!?!
Most locals didn't.
It's a good bet that the percentage of people in this town under 40 who still pick up a paper or partake in one of those ripoff digital subscriptions is infinitesimal.
Real talk: Most of what we hear about the newspaper is constant whining of pathetic souls who used to work at the place . . . Whilst that's fun, it's not exactly essential to the local discourse.
And so, one of the benefits of the tenuous Democratic Party majority is to pressure the Internets to put limits on digital sharing . . . The scheme is classic income redistribution and curtailing free speech but people also stopped caring about those things long ago as well.
Here's a peek at the plan that underestimates the influence of tech lobbyists on the midterms . . . Read more . . .
House panel weighs allowing newspapers, broadcasters to collectively negotiate ad rates with Big Tech
WASHINGTON - Newspaper officials and broadcasters facing a catastrophic loss of revenue and staffing urged Congress on Friday to approve legislation that would allow them to collectively negotiate ad rates with tech giants such as Google and Facebook, but some lawmakers questioned the remedy.