Wednesday, November 6, 2019

New York Times and other sources

Trump instructs federal agencies to end Washington Post and New York Times subscriptions

THIS is what CENSORSHIP looks like.  
I'm not even surprised. I wish I were. 

The first article states: 
The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news.
But when their request came before the Citrus County commission last month, local officials literally laughed out loud. One commissioner, Scott Carnahan, declared the paper to be “fake news.”
“I agree with President Trump,” he said. “I will not be voting for this. I don’t want the New York Times in this county.”
The second article states:
The Trump administration plans to end subscriptions to The Washington Post and the New York Times held by federal agencies, the latest sign of presidential displeasure with news coverage he deems unfair. 

I have no idea how many federal agencies hold subscriptions to both or either paper. My concern, of course, is for the population who accesses these papers online thanks to such subscriptions. Many libraries offer electronic access to papers.

For example, the D.C. Public Library has access (with your library card) to the New York Times:

They also have access to the Washington Post:

Many libraries have access to one or both, which gives patrons free access to these credible sources.

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