From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00912

Submission Number:
544505-00912
Commenter:
Ed Funston
Organization:
Retired
State:
Iowa
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
"From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?" 1) It is not the job of government to see that journalism survives. 2) See, Amendment I. 3) If a tax for speaking, writing, or blogging is not an abridgement of freedom speech, or the press, what the Hell is it? 4) What it is, is an attempt to quash opposition to government--the present government. 5) Ever member of the Commission should be ashamed to even consider such measures. 6) Do your fellow Americans a favor and read George Orwell's books, 1984 and The Animal Farm. 7) From my study of statiests and how they operate, what your proposal means to me is that what the present Commission is really trying to achieve is nothing less than a somewhat more subtle form of Orwell's "truth speak," i.e., let many voices be heard--so long as they follow the party line or do not contradict some government official or information source. 8) This is one natural born American citizens who is not fooled. What the Commission is not benign, rather, the purpose is to school a bunch of quack journalists who will shill for more and more power vested in the national government. Can't you at least be honest about it?