From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03022

Submission Number:
544505-03022
Commenter:
Marc Johnson
State:
Mississippi
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
To start my comment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” You have no right to mess with press freedom; written or spoken, so stop the deceit now and do something constructive with your talents. Establishing a “journalism” division of AmeriCorps and increasing funding for the CPB is nothing but the beginning of a government media outlet and will be used to distribute proganda just as is demonstrated today i.e. liberal left new media doing it now to garner politcal favor and contibutions (BAILOUTS). It is unconstitutional. Read my lips “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” Establishing a National Fund for Local News and establish Citizenship News Vouchers is just another excuse for taxing the U.S. citizen and is nothing but robbery. ENOUGH OF THE TAXING TAXING, TAXING, TAXING Etc.... STOP IT. Tax on broadcast spectrum is nothing but bribery and extortion. Stop It Now!!!! “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” Tax on consumer electronics. Spectrum auction tax. Advertising taxes. ISP-cell phone tax. Etc.. Etc... Etc..... Need I say more. I don't have the time to list all the lunatic outrageous taxes you want to impose. Why don't you all find a real job and be productive for a change? You are only promoting more leeches to suck the publc dry and regulate the news to their socialist slant. Quote "One panelist noted that political endorsements are “an absolute no, no for 501(c) (3). It’s not even a gray area.”127" All this means is if someone decides that the articl or braodcast is promoting someone that it is ilegal. In effect if a news oginization broadcasts or prints the truth like the talk shows and Fox news would be considered guilty. Stop It NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quote "Alternatively, Congressshould amend the statute to add a separate subsection to Section 501(c) specifically exempting qualifying news organizations." READ MY LIPS: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” Quote " The IRS should issue guidance on how a news organization can avoid prohibited political activity." If true CBS, NBC, MSNBC and the rest of teh liberal socialist news outlets would have to be considered guilty. Are you goning to stop them? I seriously doubt it. Get real!!!!!! Proposals to Maximize Easy Accessibility of Government Information is the first thing I agree with you on. The current adminstration works behind closed doors i. e. Healthcare bill debacle. In summary “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” All I see here is more massive governmnet bureaucracy being built. Stay out of areas you have no right to be messing with.