The potential problem, of course, with "bills that would help newspapers" is that it creates the appearance, if not the reality, of government-owned media.
Obama’s "happy to look at" bills that would help newspapers – Toledo Blade
The president told Dave Murray that "I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding." He added: "What I hope is that people start understanding if you’re getting your newspaper over the Internet, that’s not free and there’s got to be a way to find a business model that supports that." [Poynter Romenesko]