After all, is advancing the First Amendment any less important than advancing automobiling?
In a way the issues might overlap, considering that "the right of the people peaceably to assemble" is inextricably linked to their ability to travel. The motor car may well be a tool of freedom of expression.
So think of Madison as you crank up that shiny new Ford.
Seriously, a case could be made that the administration's offer to myriad businesses of tax credits on past profits should be extended to newspapers as well.
In France President Nicholas Sarkozy has already bailed out the French newspaper industry. In America as things stand there's clearly a shortage of tycoons in shining armor.
David Westphal of USC's Annenberg School indicates that desperate newspaper editors are willing to seek even philanthropy.
With for-profit media watching their news-gathering resources dwindle, some editors say they're open to the idea of seeking help from donors.Whatever works, for now is indeed the time for all good men -- and women courtesy MacKinnon -- to come to the aid of the party (emphasis mine).