Stop the Presses!

The newspaper is not long for this earth. Given terrible papers like the Washington Post or the Washington Times, I'm tempted to say, good riddance. But what this will really do is remove whatever, if any, scrutiny pols at all levels of government receive. No local scandal, no payback schemes, no school board hi-jinks. Overall, the loss of the newspaper is going to be a bad trip for free expression. I'm doubtful the web will be able to fill that role.

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