The White House Does Not Care About The Herald's Problems
Today, a reporter asked Press Secretary Dana Perino about the impending newspaper Apocalypse.
Q: Thank you, Dana. Two questions. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chicago Tribune Company, which owns the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun, among others, is filing for bankruptcy, while the Rocky Mountain News and the Miami Herald are now up for sale. What's the White House reaction?Not even a shallow "Well, we obviously think the press is a very important institution, and, uh, best of luck to 'em" hmm? Which would be a lie anyway, coming from this White House. Don't they care that if The Miami Herald tanks there will be no one to write about a fake Santa who gets peed on by dogs?
MS. PERINO: I think I'll decline to comment on companies' decisions.