Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Newspapers should have same anti-trust deal MLB enjoys--Pelosi agrees

  • Hey, we just want the same deal MLB has...
Tim Rutten, LA Times: "I've suggested before that newspaper proprietors ought to go to Congress and demand at least a temporary exemption from the antitrust and price-fixing statutes,
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has endorsed the idea.
The law, she said recently, needs to be adjusted to "reflect current market realities." The Justice Department's antitrust division, "We do not believe any new exemptions for newspapers are necessary," Carl Shapiro, the antitrust division's chief economist, told a House subcommittee last month....
  • the Obama administration needs to change its mind."
5/30/09, "How the Obama Administration can save Newspapers," via Poynter.org/Romenesko

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