From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00211

Submission Number:
544505-00211
Commenter:
John Fast
Organization:
Foundation for Social Justice
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The federal government should restore the Fairness Doctrine and mandate that the most popular television shows, both drama shows and nonfiction/comedy such as _Saturday Night Live_ and _The Colbert Report_ and _The Daily Show_, be ideologically balanced. For example, _Saturday Night Live_ should be required to mock Democrats as much as they mocked Republicans; _The Colbert Report_ should make fun of left-wingers on Air America as much as it makes fun of right-wingers on Fox.