Columbia President Lee Bollinger's advocacy of “blending” public and private media shows the same problem inherent in all such “partnerships” between the dollar and the gun:
In short, [Bollinger] prefers yet another ‘public-private partnership,’ the now-familiar progressive corporatist model that met with such success in Italy in the 1920s. Odd, how the ‘private’ party in that arrangement always turns out to be the junior partner. And yet he maintains that ‘state support does not translate into official control.’ He seems not to have learned the popular phrase: he who pays the piper calls the tune.
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