When News Becomes A Corporate “Product”

In the new corporate-owned America a newspaper owner tells people in the newsroom what to print. They quit – or are fired when they won’t do what the owner wants because they consider it unethical. Journalists write about the story and are sued for libel and “product disparagement.” See Publisher of Santa Barbara paper sues journalist over AJR story
A local barber puts a sign in his shop window supporting the workers, and is threatened with a lawsuit. See Santa Barbara News-Press Owner Threatens Hair Stylist Over Sign