If the print media in America were truly independent, I'd agree with the authors that they might be considered for government assistance. But they aren't and haven't been since at least when that smarmy hypocrite Woodrow Wilson cast his evil pall across the pages of American history by forming an antiunion, prowar cabal with press barons and greedy tycoons nearly a hundred years ago.
Since, the norm is that the dictates of big business and the government it owns are to accepted and publicized without question. Sure, there are a few minor exceptions, but not enough to excuse the print industry. Let the presses stop and the papers go into the ashcan of history. They deserve no better, and at least we'll be free of at least one source of irritating propaganda.