Just out of the inbox from Adam in Westwood, a report of a door-to-door solicitor making a claim we know for sure is fake – read on:
Just had a guy come to our door claiming to be from the Seattle Times and offering three months for free. When I said I get my news online, his rap was that Obama just passed legislation yesterday that requires online news sites to force users to pay $1.50 and no-one will be able to access news content for free anymore. Despite saying I wasn’t interested he was quite argumentative. Obviously a scam artist so wanted to warn others. He was knocking on doors on 34th near Thistle.
No such legislation, that much we can tell you. As for whether anyone is soliciting subscriptions in the area, we’ll see what we can find out, though official info is usually hard to come by on a Friday night.