From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00750

Submission Number:
544505-00750
Commenter:
Patrick  Porter
State:
Georgia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
As John McEnroe says, "You cannot be serious". If half of what I hear about this proposed plan is true, I am outraged. We do not need more bailouts!! If journalism is to survive, let the free market decide that, NOT GOVERNMENT. A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps? Really? I as a taxpayer am to pay for GOVERNMENT funding of journalism? Sounds socialist to me. Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund”?? Are you the Federal Trade Commission or the Federal Tax Commission? More taxes do not promote free speech and enterprise, they STIFLE it. Please think this through before making a big mistake.