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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Now just a minute

Posted By on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Speaking of the newspaper business:

Dogtown Wire has a story about an interest on the part of some city officials in NLR in moving -- first on Main Street and then perhaps throughout the city -- to force newspapers to circulate through expensive modular newsracks that present a tidier appearance than a jumble of different boxes.

This is a familiar story around the country. One comment: We wouldn't be happy about the city of North Little Rock nullifying our small company's investment in a significant number of news racks. We also wouldn't be happy if a couple of major media companies controlled these racks, which is at least a possibility suggested by this article and prices mentioned for the racks.

More to come on this topic, but, in the name of the First Amendment, it bears watching. A fight over the issue in the San Francisco area illustrates how, in the name of tidiness, unreasonable costs and an undependable government can work to limit free speech.

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