From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
This is another case of a run away government. Stop the new taxes. If we don't buy newspapers then they go away period. If newspapers printed relavant factual stories there would be a market for them. The Government taxing Americans to subsidize failing media outlets is crimminal and another example of tax payer money being misappropriated to the support ideological positions of the left. The right wing based media in this country does not seem to have these problems in fact as I understand it Fox News is doing very well. Maybe if the left wing media would be more "fair and balanced" they to would generate an audience. I am just a hard working citizen not a ratical but I am getting frustrated with our polical system not just the current administration but the entire system. The government control of our lives needs to stop and the FCC needs to act independently from either polical party. This new policy is an example why so many of us ordinary citizens are loosing faith in our national institutions. Please reconcider this plan and let the chips fall as they may. We live in a country of free speech and a capitalistic free enterprize. Let the people speak with their wallets not you in our wallets. Stop the taxation and control.