From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01280

Submission Number:
544505-01280
Commenter:
Hillard Welch
Organization:
Medical Device Consulting
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Any such attempts is a violation of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution no matter how you try to disguise it. Free speech means just that and while we may not agree with everything all media says, we must respect their right to say it. Our response may refute what they say but that, too, is the nature of Free Speech! What is being proposed is nothing more than a form of censorship and an attempt to "muzzle" those speakers,media or persons, with whom the FTC executives disagree. If the FTC disagrees with something that is said or printed, they should provide a response the same as any citizen might do - BUT - the refutation should be based on actual facts and not opinions or hear-say. In short, what is proposed is un-Constitutional and should be dropped immediately.