writes the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank of fellow reporters who came to observe yesterday’s Senate hearing on “The Future of Journalism” (see our live blog of the event). Milbank, quoting assorted newspaper-sympathetic senators (Kerry, Cardin, McCaskill), offered this:

But newspapers, in their death throes, can at least have this consolation: the affection of senators, who, unlike their bawdy, anti-newspaper counterparts in the House, still have highbrow tastes, God bless ‘em.
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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.