Saturday, November 22, 2008

Too Important to Fail

As only he can, P.J. O'Rourke calls for a federal bailout for print journalists. He explains why the end of print journalism would be catastrophic for the American way of life:

Remember, America, you can't wrap a fish in satellite radio or line the bottom of your birdcage with MSNBC (however appropriate that would be). It's expensive to swat flies with a pod-casting iPod. Newsboys tossing flat screen monitors onto your porch will damage the wicker furniture. And a dog that's trained to piddle on your high-speed Internet connection can cause a dangerous electrical short-circuit and burn down your house.

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