From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01847

Submission Number:
544505-01847
Commenter:
Joe D Parker
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Dear Sir: The FTC's report on journalism is poor to say the best. The Federal Government, all branches, must stay away from the "Freedom Of The Press". Do not, in any way, interfere with the Freedom Of The US Press. The approach you are taking is exactly like the one taken by Nazi Germany when they totally took over the German press. In fact Joseph Goebbels stated "It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." He further stated that the state should "Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play." The US Constitution gives the American people "Freedom of the Press". Therefore, you as part of the Government should keep your hands off our Constitutional provided rights. Sincerely, Joe & Barbara Parker