- Hey, we just want the same deal MLB has...
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,
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....
- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has endorsed the idea.
5/30/09, "How the Obama Administration can save Newspapers,"
- the Obama administration needs to change its mind."