From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00641

Submission Number:
544505-00641
Commenter:
Carl Waldeck
Organization:
Private citizen
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
FTC, This document you have released outlining plans t create a * A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” and * A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad) plus * Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund” is a BAD idea. 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. You folks are playing hard and fast with your SOCIALIST agenda. November is only 5 months away. There are going to be a lot of folks out of work if you keep up your efforts to create this socialist democracy. BACK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!