Thus it begins.
A free media cannot be thus if it is beholden to government for its survival.
Telling business what it can and can't do is rapidly becoming the order of the day for the Obama administration and the Senate:
In a comment aired this afternoon on WMT, an Iowa radio station, [Charles] Grassley (R-Iowa) said: “The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards [AIG execs] if they’d follow the Japanese model and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say I’m sorry, and then either do one of two things — resign, or go commit suicide.”
Not to worry, I'm sure Grassley will settle for less with newspapers.