From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02830

Submission Number:
544505-02830
Commenter:
Heather Berlett
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
FTC, (& FCC), I do not support any taxes being used to fund steer/support the Media. That it is inherently biased! Free speech doesn't mean "paid for by the tax payers" as some of our citizens must have come to believe. It means "Free" of undue influence by our Government. Secondly, I fear that the "Fairness Doctrine" is anything but "fair". All Media should be as free of government controls as possible. There are enough stations to have varied & opposing views on different stations/media and the citizens can thus let the Government know how they feel and what they support by their choices. Please keep all actions in this matter clear to the public. This is extremely important and must not be made cloudy!