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Letter: The government should not subsidize the media

Martin writes, "So, we're supposed to believe that reporters like McFeely "will keep an eye on the government" when the government is paying their salaries?

Letter to the editor FSA

I read with the interest Mike McFeely's column on "vulture capitalism" regarding the purchase of the Bismarck Tribune and McFeely's perceived threat to democracy and "...Those reporters keep an eye on government..."

A much bigger concern should be President Biden's Build Back Better Act, which gives subsidies amounting to $1.7 billion to Newspapers like the Fargo Forum - $25,000 per employee per year; for four years. (NY Times 11-28-21).

So, we're supposed to believe that reporters like McFeely "will keep an eye on the government" when the government is paying their salaries?

Ron Martin lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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