As we've noted, one rarely sees a print-based newspaper writing negatively about the practice of publishing legal notices. Legal Notices (Foreclosures, LLC formations, Bid Openings, Zoning Hearings, Meetings) are the last revenue stream where newspapers still can charge monopolistic pricing and get away with it. Unfortunately the high prices for legal notices are being paid for by the taxpayers, or newly formed businesses, or those foreclosed on, constituencies that can least afford it. So newspapers mostly editorialize about the obligation we have as an open government to continue to subsidize their publications by overpaying for legal notices in print. If newspapers uncover any government overspending , they are quite vigilant about pointing it out.