From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I have heard reports on your 'Reinventing Journalism" document, and I am totally opposed to what you propose. The primary problem with journalism these days is that it is already subsidized too much by the government. For example, NPR. It is known in my town as "National People's Radio." It is so biased that I just had to stop listening to it. It is a total joke if it is supposed to be objective. It is the constant butt of jokes around here. Get rid of it and let those folks find non-government-subsidized jobs (hint: they will never succeed). The FTC needs to leave media alone, and stop trying to subsidize the left-wing losers. There is absolutely no need for the remedies you are proposing. Oh wait, I just realized there IS a need... YOUR JOB SECURITY! This is a blatant attempt for the government to seize control of the media, and I don't want any part of it. Go get some real jobs with real companies where you have to produce real benefit for society. America is facing some major problems right now, and things like this are some of the most serious of all. Stop sucking the life out of this economy and this country and try to actually work for a living. It's very refreshing and rewarding. Try it - you'll like it! Ted Kennedy