From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00849

Submission Number:
544505-00849
Commenter:
 Frost
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Dear Sir or Madam, I oppose any personal or business tax that would hinder the free speech of any publication whose message is contrary to that of any origination, State, or Federal administration. So long, as that message falls within the current guidelines of laws regarding slander. I oppose any personal or business tax that would force taxpayers to pay for the education or training of journalists, other those imposed by the City, County, and State of resident, for public education. I oppose any personal or business tax that would help pay the salary of any journalist. A “Journalist” is a job, salaried by an employer and not a right granted by The Federal Trade Commission (FTC). I oppose any personal or business tax by the federal government on any consumer electronics to include but not limited to iPad, cell phones, television, and radio that would fund the “Citizenship Media Fund.” The current document drawn up FTC appears little more than an attempt to silence anyone opposed the current administration and little to do with balance in the media.