Tying newspaper subsidies to Democrat spending spree is a mistake

MINOT, N.D. — Journalists are supposed to be dispassionate and objective observers of current events.

Even those of us who work on the opinion side of the business should have truth as our objective. I’m a conservative, but I also have a long track record of factual reporting that’s critical of Republicans. I’m proud of that.

Truth doesn’t have an ideology.

It’s hard to square these notions, though, with the inclusion of a tax credit for the news industry included in the Democrats’ spending bonanza.

I’m talking about the Local Journalism Sustainability Act which, per a supportive editorial from the Duluth News Tribune, “is in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that the House Ways and Means Committee was finalizing.”

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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