From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01484

Submission Number:
544505-01484
Commenter:
Nancy Roberts
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am strongly opposed to this attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press. I am opposed to the following specifically: * 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” I am opposed to empowering the Obama administration the ability to control the dissemination of information while imposing punitive taxes on ideological opponents. I am opposed to Obama’s efforts to censor, regulate, tax and control our free speech! I request that all personal information be given confidential treatment and witheld from public record in accordance with the Privacy Act.