From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00895

Submission Number:
544505-00895
Commenter:
 Johnson
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I strongly oppose your intent to control speech.This is yet another outrageous threat to the freedom of speech and a bailout of the Liberal Media! “Reinvention of Journalism” outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservatives. 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” is wrong. I will be forced to fund the liberal media! Taxes on cell phones, television and radio 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. I say “NO!” to Obama’s efforts to censor, regulate, tax and control our free speech!