Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer said this week that he was considering investing in the local media via a Guardian-style "blind trust."
The idea is that Palmer — recently criticized for trying to use his money to influence national debate — and other people with enough money to buy into a debt-crippled industry would do so for two reasons:
1. to make a financial return; and
2. to support ''quality, independent, professional journalism."
Anything strike you as odd about that?