From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01722

Submission Number:
544505-01722
Commenter:
Ken Fitzpatrick
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I oppose the new plan titled “Reinvention of Journalism” that outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech. I am against imposing the series of taxes and founding of new bureaucracies including: the “Drudge Tax”, formation of a “journalism division” of AmeriCorps, a direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist”, a 5% tax on consumer electronics, and taxes on cell phones, television and radio as part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund”.