From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00697

Submission Number:
544505-00697
Commenter:
Richard LeBlanc
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Where does the FTC get the idea it has the power to squelch the journalistic freedoms guaranteed under the 1st Amendment of the U. S. Constitution? There is nothing in the amendment which gives the government the power to determine where people choose to receive their news and information. The idea of taxing free speech by any method or terminology sounds like something out of "Atlas Shrugged" or "1984", not something that would emanate from the United States government.