The Corner

At the Expense of Big Media

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is giving a talk to about ten governors right now. Governor-elect Jim Gibbons (Nev.) started the q-and-a by inquiring about what the future holds for the print media. Following Schmidt’s answer, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour piped up: “If some of them went out of business it wouldn’t be all bad.”. The jibe drew chuckles all around — even from Adam Nagourney, the New York Times’s chief political correspondent.

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