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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:21 AM

Thom Hartmann: The USPS Media #FAIL

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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.” .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://truth-out.org/news/item/14486-the-usps-media-fail

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:46 AM

1. The Post Office should tell congress that their free franking delivery will only...

be done on Saturday. After all its only junk mail.

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