From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00897

Submission Number:
544505-00897
Commenter:
Maxwell Murray
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am outraged that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a 47-page bureaucratic plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism” that outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservatives. Imposing a “Fairness Doctrine” would pose an ominous threat to all speech and would empower the Obama administration to control the dissemination of information while imposing punitive taxes on ideological opponents. This does not sound constitutional! The government must not censor, regulate, tax and control our free speech!