From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02860

Submission Number:
544505-02860
Commenter:
Larry Arnett
State:
Kansas
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am strongly opposed to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued 47-page plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism” that outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservatives or anyone else that the government,in power,wants to stifle. I say again, that I am actively opposed to this socialisticcommunistic, media control, document/plan. We are NOT Cuba, Russia, etc. Please reject in total. Which includes: *A “Drudge Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist/Socialist agenda. * A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- The government should not be invloved with training journalist! * A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” -- I'll fund the media I choose to WITHOUT government help! * A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad) * Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund” The above comments do not require confidential treatment,including the factual and legal basis for the request IAW FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).