Another Media Magnate Threatens to Sue Bloggers

With an apparently complete lack of irony, Sir Tony O’Reilly, CEO of Independent News & Media, says, in an interview in the Sunday Times, “You can trust newspaper writers. Can you trust a blogger?”

In this interview, pointed to by Back Seat Drivers, Sir Tony advocates for “’Napster-style’ action against those who breach newspaper copyright.”

In other words, Sir Tony, an obviously cutting-edge thinker, figures the best way to combat two decades of decline in newspaper readership is to sue bloggers. Perhaps he figures that by so doing, suddenly all those former readers who fled the Independent’s moribundity, self-satisfaction and arrogance, will flood back.

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Cross-posted to CPB

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