From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01453

Submission Number:
544505-01453
Commenter:
Laureen Hughes
State:
New Jersey
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The Federal Trade Commission's 47-page bureaucratic plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism” that outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservatives hardly sounds constitutional!!! Here's what I'm seeing in your paper: * A “Drudge Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda. * A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- 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” -- YOU AND I will be forced to fund the liberal media! * A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad) * Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund” Thank GOD the American people are finally waking up to this administration. This proposal is unfair and unconstitutional and you have NO RIGHT to limit our right to free speech!!!