by Mike Masnick
Thu, May 14th 2009 5:26am
We've discussed in the past the rather annoying tendency of some bemoaning the trouble facing newspapers (due to bad business decisions, such as taking on too much debt) of confusing "newspapers" for "journalism." They all too often assume that newspapers are the only source of journalism, when that simply isn't true. Unfortunately, it appears that politicians are guilty of the same basic fallacy. With reports that Washington State has created a special tax break for newspapers, Danny Sullivan is asking why isn't the tax break for journalism? By singling out newspapers, the politicians are effectively punishing journalists who work for other forms of media who didn't screw up their business, and rewarding the newspaper owners and management who made so many bad decisions.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Reddit's New 'Upvoted' Clickbait Website Will Ignore Everything That's Great About Reddit
- Motherboard's Version Of 'Valuing Discussion' Involves No Longer Letting You Comment
- Predictable: The Fragmented Media Will Give Us All Our Post-Oregon-Shooting Outrage Blankets
- Army Officials Withheld FOIA Documents To Push Out Its Spin On Head Injuries
- State Department 'Planted' Anti-Wikileaks Questions For 60 Minutes Interview With Julian Assange