Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New York senators are Big Pub’s top two bitches

According to the Center for Responsive Politics' website OpenSecrets.org, United States Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) & Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) are the Books, Magazines & Newspapers industry’s top two bitches, having swallowed $82,100 and $68,550, respectively, in industry campaign contributions for the 2010 federal election cycle. Apparently, “paper costs and mailing rates are major fiscal concerns of the industry, as are Internet and copyright issues that affect an increasing number of publishers.” Seriously, when is the last time you've seen Chuck Schumer hold a press conference to voice his opinion about e-book piracy or the Google Book Settlement?

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