Here it is…a test case for the bailout of the newspaper industry.

What will the implications be if this goes through? Will:

  • More articles use the phrase “Dear Leader”?
  • Exposé will be listed as an archaic word in the Oxford English Dictionary?
  • Press Releases be copied into the papers verbatim? (oh, wait, they already are)
  • Pravda earn a reputation of having straight and respectable journalism when compared to the competition?

We’ll see. But this is worth keeping an objective eye on.