Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Dutch politicians plan to prop up failing press

As a result of the growth of internet usage and free newspapers for newsgathering purposes the MSM in The Netherlands sees its readership and financial position rapidly detoriating. As the pundit caste is a trusted pen and propagandist of the political class (Dutch) the latter is coming to the aid of the former.

A parliamentary majority of the Christian Democrats and the oppositional Labour Party have proposed to extend the subsidies given to the press. Minister Maria van de Hoeven of Education, Culture and Science has reacted positively to the proposal. It has been recommended that she will appoint a commission and the commission will come to conclusions and recommendations.

What do YOU think the commission shall recommend, my dear reader?

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