From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
This action that you are considering will only erode journalists right to free speech and truly appears to the interested and voting public to be an attempt to silence opposition to the current administration's policies, since it directs "taxes" on journalists who are not even in the sector of "selling" their ideas or thoughts. American citizens have the right to speak freely--without taxation, regardless of where their political views fall in relation to any government branch's policies. This is in direct violation of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed freedom of speech particularly for those who were in dissent of their government, with the intention of keeping the governing body from infringing upon the rights of the citizens. Perhaps you should bear in mind that people are far more aware of what is going on within the confines of government than ever before, and those that care to know care to vote. This administration will suffer for these extremely socialistic policies in the elections this fall, if they do not recognize that incumbents who have assisted in the erosion of the rights of the citizens will be thoroughly ousted will result in the bureacracy of the FCC being changed as well. This is an absolutely outrageous infringement of the 1st Amendment and you should be ashamed of yourselves for considering it.