Friday, January 30, 2009

Free The 'Daily News'

James G. Wiles writes:

A venerable adage of legal practice holds that a town which cannot afford one lawyer can always afford two.

Therein, I suggest, may lie the solution to the current financial troubles besetting our cross-town friends at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News. Publisher Brian Tierney has reportedly been playing footsie with Gov. Ed Rendell about the possibility of some sort of state bailout for the papers. Solid reporting by the The Bulletin’s Chris Freind has provoked public and legislative outrage at the idea.

Vox populi, vox dei? Perhaps. But let me also say this: anyone who is rooting for the failure of Philadelphia Media Holdings is a fool — and no friend to the truth.

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