May
07
2009

Dana Milbank Stamps His Foot at the Unfairness of Google

In a column attacking Google and other "accused newspaper industry killers," the Washington Post's Dana Milbank (5/7/09) doesn't present much of an argument for why newspapers are dying–but he provides an excellent example of why journalism like his deserves to die. [Marissa] Mayer, who oversees Google News, explained how "Google is doing its part" to preserve journalism–by keeping the lion's share of ad revenue before directing readers to newspaper sites. "Google News and Google search provide a valuable service to online newspapers specifically by sending interested readers to their sites," she said. Oh? Let's plug in "Senate Commerce Committee 'Future […]