From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01654

Submission Number:
544505-01654
Commenter:
Douglas Meeks
State:
Alabama
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
My comment is pretty simple, why would I want my government involved in trying to fund, advise or involve itself in any form in the freedom of the press? If they cannot run a business I damn sure don't want to fund them nor do I wish to establish ANY type of benefit program nor tax in any form (or by any name) to help them. Like any other form of business it should stand on it own merits. Why would the government be involved in this? This has the appearance of a first step towards government run media which I guess would complete another of the socialist agenda of the current administration. Bottom line: Stay out of the business of news and let the "free press" stay free.