Save the trees

This article was had me laughing too much to let just pass by. It sounds like a short story ripped from a Brave New World. The editorial page editor for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Kinsley, penned a column for the Washington Post. In this article he voices alarm at the severe drops in circulation that was announced last week. You've got to read the highlights of his list of solutions:

  1. Government subsidies like what is done for agriculture.
  2. Strategic Newspaper Reserve to reduce the nation’s dangerous dependence on foreign news.
  3. Amend the No Child Left Behind Act to force every child be competent in reading newspapers before graduating.
  4. Force Floyd Abrams to argue why canceling your subscription is unconstitutional.

After reading something like this I am amazed why other newspaper editors don't understand why the web is taking over.

Update: Here is the original article from the Wasington Post

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4 thoughts on “Save the trees

  1. Amend the No Child Left Behind Act to force every child be competent in reading newspapers before graduating.

    Wait, what? What?

  2. Thanks T, I had been looking for the original article. Um, I did say I was laughing at it and it took me a good while to stop.

    I\’ll be a little more obvious next time so Zampzon does get too excited about a chance to poke at me.

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