From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02371

Submission Number:
544505-02371
Commenter:
Bruce Mohr
State:
Washington
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I have read some of the information on the FTC paper for the "Reinvention of Journalism" and I am not pleased with the parts of the paper that counteract freedom of speech, like the "Drudge tax." I am also not pleased with all the taxes the paper recommends for putting upon the public. I believe news was supposed to be supported by sponsors and not an additional tax on the people. You are having a difficult economic time so you plan to push it on to us? We are also having a difficult economic time. It would be nice if I could just tell the government, gee whiz, I had a bad year and lost my job so I won't pay taxes this year. That wouldn't work. So don't add more taxes to my burden just because you can't cut it.