From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02381

Submission Number:
544505-02381
Commenter:
 Saiki
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
It is more than a little bizarre that this administration is simultaneously trying to force a minority view on the entire country by the "Reinvention of Journalism" which sounds suspiciously like what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and what the Soviets did under Communism. Those dictatorships also took away free speech by forcing their point of view on the populace by only allowing censored information to be promulgated. And all this at the same time that they are trying to be "fair" by forcing radio stations to provide conflicting viewpoints which will place a huge financial burden on them and which could potentially destroy them. This is NOT free speech. This is not capitalism nor good business. Free market trade is what drives a strong economy. This is authoritarianism poorly disguised as "equal rights". The end result of authoritarianism is and always has been, abject poverty for the vast majority; greatly lowered productivity; and poor quality. "He who does not know history,is doomed to repeat it." I strongly object to these two proposals on the grounds that they are 100% unconstitutional, unrealistic and a sure path to destruction of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the majority.