From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03003

Submission Number:
544505-03003
Commenter:
James Balfanz
Organization:
none
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am opposed to this proposed TAX. Why should a tax on one form of communication be imposed to prevent an antiquated form of communication -- especially one that has become so openly biased against printing the facts -- from being reduced in overall level of importance? If newspapers would merely report the truth and put their opinions where they belong -- on the editorial page -- then they would not be losing the subscribers they have/are. Additionally, since the FTC and all other governmental agencies are supposedly so oriented towards being "greener" think how many trees you'll save by letting the weak (newspapers like the NY Times, etc.) die and the strong prosper. This proposed tax is WRONG and should/must not be imposed. The American people have had enough of this type of curtailing of the freedom to choose for themselves what they wish to support with their hard earned income. NO TAXES on the Internet to support print media -- PERIOD. NO! NO! NO!