News Is Not Free
An excerpt from the author, former Times-Tribune Contributor Elizabeth Donald.
“Sometimes, I just have to channel my inner Harlan, and I tell them, ‘Do you go to a gas station and expect them to give you free gas? Do you go to the movie theater and demand that they allow you in for nothing? Then what gives you the right to demand that this product, which is so important to this community and costs an enormous amount to create, should be given to you for absolutely nothing from a newspaper that is struggling anyway?'”