The Projo’s Front Page Argument Against Campaign Finance Reform

Massive continuing protests against the direction of the U.S. government, a healthcare improglio, 9/11, shakeups in Japan, murmurs in Russia, continued economic pain. And what does the Providence Journal believe to be the most significant story of the day — deserving of one-third of its Sunday print edition front page? A big ol’ face-licking in-kind contribution to Congressman Patrick Kennedy.
If a corporate rag can behave thus (and I do not believe the law should attempt to prevent it), there is simply no argument whatsoever against allowing individuals or corporations to donate millions upon millions of dollars to the candidates of their choice. From here through the next campaign season, the news section of the Providence Journal should be considered first and foremost a venue for campaign literature produced on behalf of its favored candidates.
In other words, readers would get the most appropriate value out of any “news report” including the Kennedy name by cutting it out of the paper and rolling it between plies of toilet paper.

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Roland
Roland
11 years ago

from post: In other words, readers would get the most appropriate value out of any “news report” including the Kennedy name by cutting it out of the paper and rolling it between plies of toilet paper.
Justin, I do believe my derrière deserves much better treatment.
However, it (my derrière) would know what to do with a solitary picture of Patrick.
We’ve all heard of the entertainment media’s term of straight to DVD.
Providence Journal’s reporting should go from press straight to birdcage pan.

chuckR
chuckR
11 years ago

$90 per quarter.
The senseless slaughter of all those trees.
Pollution from distribution and delivery.
Continuing a ProJo subscription is becoming increasingly difficult to justify.
Roland – I’m sure you can do better by your bird and more economically, too.

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