From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02220

Submission Number:
544505-02220
Commenter:
Helen Unger
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The way to make it easier to advertise is to lower the price of the advertisements. There is no reason to charge such outlandish prices especially in a recession. Have you dropped wages? Well, the Senior Citizens of this country have had their income reduced. They did not get a raise and ABSOLUTELY everything has gone up. So much for the rich paying more. It will never happen. The cost of things gets passed on to the middle class and poor. No wonder they are using the internet for their news. The internet should NOT be taxed. It must remain FREE otherwise the ruling elite will be able to take over and make our lives even more miserable than they already do. This is our way of saying we are not going to help you in your greed, by getting news from the internet. I don't feel the least bit sorry for how they are feeling about losing advertising. Tough! Tighten the belt like every one else has had to do. If people don't like your newspaper or magazine, trying changing your world view to gain more subscribers. We are tired of newspapers shoving their own particular viewpoint onto the public. That is not what journalism is about. It is supposed to be only who, what, when, where, why and how. My journalism teacher has got to be rolling over in his grave at the obvious bias of most of this country's news agencies. LEAVE THE INTERNET FREE to combat this type of terrorism from our own news agencies. Tell them to suck it up and deal with it. We're tired of being told what to think. If you tax the internet, it will give rise to the thought police and that will definitely be the end of free America. NO ONE is too big to fail. If they can't deal with it, let them fail.