Democratic senators say news media should receive coronavirus stimulus money

Democratic senators say news media should receive coronavirus stimulus money

[Ed. – For those who thought that demanding $25 million of the stimulus go the Kennedy Center was as lame-brained as the Democrats get could get.]

A group of Democratic senators wants local news outlets to receive coronavirus stimulus money in “any future coronavirus relief package” that the Senate passes.

“Local news is in a state of crisis that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the senators wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“For over a decade, there has been a steady succession of local outlets closing down, reporters being laid off, production schedules cut, and resources tightened as the growth of social media and technology platforms has concentrated critical advertising revenue in the hands of a few. But the current public health crisis has made this problem worse,” read the letter.

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