From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02175

Submission Number:
544505-02175
Commenter:
Theresa Burling
State:
Ohio
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
“NO!” to Obama’s efforts to censor, regulate tax and control our free speech! The Federal Trade Commission’s plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism” includes taxes that will stifle free speech and silence conservatives. It also includes: 1. A “Drudge Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda. 2. A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists! 3. A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” We will be forced to fund the liberal media! 4. A 5% tax on consumer electronics 5. Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund” This plan calls for taxing conservative speech and then using our tax dollars to train and pay the salaries of the liberal media! I oppose the FTC’s efforts to control speech. Sincerely, Theresa Burling