I’ve written before about the government extending aid of one sort or another to newspapers, particularly in Connecticut. Today’s semi-flip entry also takes place there.
Media-friendly state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is threatening Tribune Co with a reading of the media ownership rules riot act over its decision to consolidate its television operations in Hartford with the Hartford Courant. He’s none too happy with the bankrupt publisher/broadcaster’s plans because they could result in job losses. He asked Tribune Chief Executive Sam Zell some pointed questions about Tribune’s plans in Hartford, Here is a PDF of the letter: