From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03063

Submission Number:
544505-03063
Commenter:
John A. Follett
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Just when I thought the Obama administration had sunk about as low as it was possible, now I read of the new Drudge Tax to bail out the liberal news media and to silence conservative or Christian talk shows. A tax would be placed on the Internet, radio, TV and other forms of communication. If the news media can't make it on their own they deserve to go out of business. What has happened to our Constitution and the Freedom of Speech we are all entitled to? Why should taxpayers be required to pay for training liberal journalists? When I went to college, a person who wanted to be a journalist paid his or her own tuition and took courses to became a writer, newspaper reporter, TV personality or whatever. Taxpapers did not foot the bills for their education. I am ashamed of and very angry about what this country has becomne. Every freedom is being snatched from the people one at a time. I thought the fuction of the Federal Trade Commission was to protect consumers rights. Is this waht you call protecting consumers? This attack on the Freedom of Speech is an outrage and I don't understand how it can be constitutional.