From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02454

Submission Number:
544505-02454
Commenter:
 Hampton
State:
Missouri
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
As a retired journalist, I feel very strongly that the proposed “Reinventing Journalism” document is an effort to censor and tax conservative speech and our free speech rights in general. Students of Journalism are not trained today to be objective and only report the news, but simply to editoralize on what they consider news and to be deceitful with their headlines. Liberal news media should not be underwritten by our tax dollars. If they reported the facts -- instead of personal, warped opinions -- they would be able to support themselves! Freedom of speech is a fundamental right provided by our Constitution and no federal agency should be able to regulate it, as you seem to propose to do. Thank you for "listening" to me.