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Gov't To Bail Out Newspapers?

Darn it. Looks like I got out of the newspaper industry too soon. I didn't know the government would be cutting checks to them. I would say this is the first step towards government controlled media but aren't we kinda' there already. Hot Air has the story:

The push to provide newspapers a government bailout to save “independent” media got another boost from a rather likely source yesterday. As Danny Glover reports for Accuracy in Media, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) spoke at an FTC seminar on the crisis in media markets, at which other speakers insisted that government has routinely intervened in media, even newspapers, and that opposition to it somehow violates the American tradition. But first, Waxman said, newspapers had to ask Congress for a handout:
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