From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00369

Submission Number:
544505-00369
Commenter:
William Lawless
Organization:
U.S.Army-Retired
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
It was the Federal Trade Commission's Job to protect the people from predatory lenders, scam artists, and thieves in the Banking and Securities industry. That was not done. Now the commission would like to find ways to limit My freedom of speech and/or expression? Journalism has been in decline since the 1960's when most publishers decided to only print or broadcast "Exciting" news or things that only they felt were relevant to the times and their own ideas of how people should live and think. It seems that all those publishers became Billionairs many times over, and that some are still producing the same kind of slanted information, such as support of "Global Warming" as a cause, and the "poor" people crossing our Southern borders illegally, that they feel should be helped to stay. They do not count the cost to the Legal-Working citizens of this country, or the fact that it costs each of these people $1000 to $3000 depending on the "Coyote" that leads them accross the desert. I have no more money to spend on the prisoners, the welfare, and the medical expenses of these persons, who pay no taxes. Taking away the right of the people to hear both sides of a story is purely inthe realm of a Dictatorship, such as now exists in Cuba, Venezuela, and in the past the Soviet Union, the Third Reich, and the Ottoman Empire. It is not seemly for the Commission to make such plans, or to hear such arguments from elements that feel WE THE PEOPLE should have no freedom of choice in what we hear or see.