From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02939

Submission Number:
544505-02939
Commenter:
Marty Feczko
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
STOP THIS GARBAGE: Your 47-page bureaucratic plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism” that is a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservative opinion. The report contains the word “tax” 95 times and is part of “an extensive attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press.” And the conservative media are directly in the crosshairs of the Obama team. The FTC paper includes… * A “Drudge Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda. * A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists! * A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” -- YOU AND I will be forced to fund the liberal media! * 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” This new FTC document poses an ominous threat to conservative and free speech that would empower the Obama administration to control the dissemination of information while imposing punitive taxes on ideological opponents. YOU MUST STOP THIS GARBAGE. If you do not like free speech or our CONSTITUTION, please MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNRTY.