Old News at The Baltimore Sun

I’m rather mystified by this Baltimore Sun article, dated February 13, and titled “Restrictions bar publishing dissident writers from abroad.” As I read the piece, which is about the infamous OFAC regulations, I noticed that a) it was oddly familiar; and b) there was no mention of the fact that the licensing requirements were rescinded on December 15, last year. (In fact, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner recently sold her memoir to Random House.)

On closer look, I realized that the Sun article was an old piece by Scott Martelle in the L.A. Times, which was also reprinted in the Seattle PI back in December. What gives? Why serve up old news as though they’re new?

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