From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02988

Submission Number:
544505-02988
Commenter:
Roy Lea
Organization:
N.A.
State:
Georgia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I urge members of the Federal Communications Commission (the FCC) and everyone in Washington to reject any and all efforts to censor, limit, or restrain free speech – on conservative or Christian talk radio, on the internet or anywhere else. This includes through the antiquated FCC rule mis-known as the “Fairness” Doctrine – as well as backdoor “Fairness” Doctrine-type FCC regulatory powers such as enforcement of “localism,” “diversity in media ownership” and service of the “local” or “public interest.” This also includes any attempt to regulate content of the internet or any other journalistic outlet. Additionally, I am joining with other American citizens who want their individual free speech rights defended and protected from government intrusion! Our great nation was built upon free and open discourse, and to remain a great nation this ideal must be protected and preserved at all costs. In addition, I am opposed to any and all new taxes including the proposed 5 percent tax on consumer electronics which would include taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 Billion "Citizenship Media Fund". Until Washington can pass and implement a balanced budget I see no reason to give more of my money the very people who got us into our current debt crisis.