Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Logical End of Mayor Purcell's Support of News Racks

Cat-Mac shows us in pictures the arbitrary and capricious logic behind Mayor Purcell's veto of the Council's news rack regulation bill. Why does corporate media have some imagined constitutional right to place their commercial racks on sidewalks but not next to landmarks like the Parthenon? If the Mayor is serious about it, then it's time to open all public lands up to commercial sales of newspapers and giveaway apartment guides. How about lining the entire length of the Shelby Street Bridge with media boxes to champion so-called "freedom of the press?"

UPDATE: The link to the pictures no longer works as Catherine has put an "invitation only" requirement on her blog. I cannot even get there now.

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