From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00483

Submission Number:
544505-00483
Commenter:
William Peterseim
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
WE ARE OUTRAGED AT THIS PROPOSAL. THE FTC HAS NO ABIDING PROVISION UNDER THE LAW OR ITS CHARTER TO "KEEP IN BUSINESS" ANY ENTITIES, BUSINESSES, INDUSTRIES, OR SPECIFIC CLASSES OF EMPLOYEES. OVER THE DECADES, PRIMARILY THROUGH THE ADVANCEMENTS IN SCIENCE AND APPLIED SCIENCE, MANY JOBS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED, POSITIONS ABSOLVED, COMPANIES CLOSED, AND INDUSTRIES VANISHED. YOUR CONCERNS ARE CLEARLY MOTIVATED POLITICAL SHAMS. NOTHING HAS CHANGED REALLY FROM PRIOR ADMINISTRATIONS. THE MOVE TO THE INTERNET AND AWAY FROM SNAIL EVERYTHING HAS BEEN ACCELERATING FOR YEARS. WHAT HAS CHANGED IS THAT, UNDER YOUR NEW LEADERSHIP, THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION HAS DRAMATICALLY CHANGED THE COURSE OF THE UNITED STATES AS IT ATTEMPTS BLATANTLY, ON A DAILY BASIS, TO REMAKE AMERICA IN THE ISLAMIC AND COMMUNIST IMAGE AND IDEAL OF OUR CURRENT UNFORTUNATELY ELECTED PRESIDENT WHO WON HIS ELECTION BY LYING ABOUT EVERY MAJOR ISSUE AND PROMPTLY VIOLATING HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES ON EVERY FRONT....EXCEPT HIS PLEDGE TO REMAKE AMERICA. HE IS A SOCIALIST AND A COMMUNIST AS WERE HIS PARENTS AND ALL HIS MENTORS. HE IS CLEARLY ATTEMPTING TO ELIMINATE OUR TWO PARTY SYSTEM, STIFLE, NOW WITH THE HELP OF HIS APPOINTEES IN THE FTC AND SEC ANY VOCAL OPPOSITION....IN THE SAME MANNER AND PACE AS HIS NOTABLE PREDECESSORS....NOT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES BUT IN: RUSSIA, UNDER THE COMMUNIST REVOLUTION; CHINA, UNDER MAO'S COMMUNIST REVOLUTION, HITLER, WITH THE NAZI REGIME, CUBA UNDER ITS COMMUNIST REVOLUTION, AND SO FORTH. IN EACH INSTANCE, THE LEADERS MOVED SWIFTLY TO CONSOLIDATE POWER: TO SILENCE OPPOSITION (WHICH IS ALL YOUR PROPOSALS, TAXES, AND SO FORTH IS ABOUT) CONFISCATE WEAPONS TO DISARM THE PEOPLE SO THE LEADER'S POWER COULD NOT BE EFFECTIVELY OPPOSED AND POWER COULD BE MADE ABSOLUTE; AND THEY ALL USED THE DANGLING CARROT OF "UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE" AS THE RALLYING CRY FOR ELECTION. THERE IS NO "UNFAIR COMPETITION" ISSUES HERE. AND THE FTC'S ROLE IS NOT TO HELP OUT THE PRESIDENT'S MOUTHPIECES, TO KEEP A UNIFORM "FRONT" OF PROPAGANDA ROLLING IN THE GUISE OF "NEWS". I AM A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF NBC NEWS. THAT NETWORK AND THAT OF ABC, CBS, AND CNN HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTE JOKES AS PURVEYORS OF ANYTHING RESEMBLING THE GATHERING AND DISSEMINATION OF "UNBIASED NEWS". THAT LITERALLY DOESN'T EXIST AT THOSE NETWORKS. A REPUBLICAN ATTEMPTING TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT TO POSITIVELY IMPACT CONSERVATIVES AND NEGATIVELY IMPACT LIBERALS WOULD BE EXPOSED (AS IT SHOULD) EVERY NIGHT ON NIGHTLY NEWS. A CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT WHOSE VERY RIGHT TO HOLD OFFICE BY VIRTUE OF NATURAL BIRTH IN THE US WOULD BE ATTACKED NIGHTLY UNTIL MADE TO PRESENT THE CORRECT DOCUMENTS....OR DRUMMED OUT OF OFFICE. OBAMA IS GIVEN A FREE RIDE BY ALL THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA. THEY HAVE ALL "SIGNED ON" TO ENDORSE, NOT SCRUTINIZE, HIS PROGRAMS...AGAIN NOT THE ROLE OF NEWS OUTLETS. THE ONLY OPPOSITION REMAINING TO EVEN VOICE OTHER OPINIONS ARE THOSE YOU NOW WISH TO SILENCE BY TAXING OUT OF EXISTENCE OR BY CONTROLLING THE AIRWAVES THROUGH YOUR SISTER ORGANIZATION THE FCC. I WAS FIRED FROM MY FIRST RADIO JOB IN THE MID 1960S FOR SAYING THE TRUTH, BUT THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE WAS USED TO SILENCE ME. FORTUNATELY FOR ME, IT BACKFIRED AND ALL THE OTHER DISC JOCKEYS WALKED OUT, WENT TO A RIVAL STATION, AND HIRED ME THERE. SO, WE ADAMANTLY OPPOSE THIS INSANELY DISRESPECTFUL, POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED PROPOSAL AND URGE ALL OF AMERICA TO DENOUNCE IT AND YOU, THE FTC, TO DROP IT. TRY GETTING BACK INTO YOUR ASSIGNED ROLE INSTEAD OF BEING THE "GO TO BOYS" FOR YOUR FAVORITE COMMUNIST DICTATOR....LEST THE AMERICAN PUBLIC RISE UP AND SLAP SOME SERIOUS CONSTRAINTS AND DOWNSIZING ON YOUR BUREAUCRACY, AS IS APPARENTLY ALSO OVERDUE, COME THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS. MEANWHILE, WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ALERT MORE AMERICANS AS TO THIS TOTALITARIAN-SUPPORTIVE ROLE THE FTC HAS ASSUMED FOR ITSELF AND TO SEEK TO IMPOSE REGULATIONS ON YOU. HOW DARE YOU DISRESPECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO TELL THEM WHAT THEY CAN LISTEN TO, OR TAKE THEIR TAXES TO SUPPORT