The Washington Times - January 2, 2009, 10:59AM

A Connecticut lawmaker is petitioning his state government to bail out a local newspaper that is in imminent danger of closing, Reuters is reporting.

Lawmaker Frank Nicastro wants to save the Bristol Herald and wants the state government to do the saving.

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A government-supported news outlet.  There couldn’t be any problems with that, could there?  I mean, news is news — especially when the government tells you it’s news.