From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00508

Submission Number:
544505-00508
Commenter:
Pat Hankamp
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
i strongly object to the following: * A “Drudge Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda. * A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists! * A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” -- YOU AND I will be forced to fund the liberal media! * A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad) * Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund” This new FTC document combined with the FCC’s moves to impose a “Fairness Doctrine” pose an ominous threat to conservative speech that would empower the Obama administration to control the dissemination of information while imposing punitive taxes on ideological opponents. THIS IS ALL WRONG. CONSERVATIVE TALK AND TV IS THE ONLY MEANS FOIR US CONSER=VATIVES TO GET THE TRUTH OF WHATS HAPPENING. THE REST OF THE TV,RADIO,PAPERS,MAGAZINES ARE ALL FULL OF OBAMA ADORATION AND FULL NO TRUTH EXCEPT AS THEY SEE IT. LEAVE MY INTERNET, TALK RADIO AND TV ALONE. I DEMAND THAT YOU STOP THIS ASSULT ON MY RIGHTS.