Why is the Post Office going broke? Don’t ask the corporate press…

The USPS Media #FAIL
Monday, 11 February 2013 15:06
By Thom Hartmann, The Daily Take | News Analysis

Last week, the United States Post Office announced it is ending Saturday delivery of mail in an effort to save $2 billion a year.

Since then, our news media has completely botched the story, and given cover to a Republican Party and its corporate donors. For years they’ve been trying to destroy the United States Post Office – the largest employer of unionized workers in the nation – and now they’re making it happen. But almost nobody is reporting on that aspect of it.

One of the most egregious examples of this media malpractice occurred on Sunday’s Meet the Press, when David Gregory reported on the Post Office’s cutbacks by saying, “In the information age…what we affectionately call ‘snail mail’ seems somewhat impractical.”

He noted that there were “45 Billion fewer pieces of mail today than just five years ago,” and that the Post Office had a “$16 billion shortfall in 2012.”

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1 thought on “Why is the Post Office going broke? Don’t ask the corporate press…”

  1. Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann have been reporting the coporrate control of the teabaggers for the last 11-12 months. Rachel has talked about Koch’s influence before. Therefore, anything that helps get the truth out, such as the New Yorker article, is a great service to America.

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