From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03142

Submission Number:
544505-03142
Commenter:
Jan Romain
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The proposed "Reinvention of Journalism" outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservatives. Your 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 all of us 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” -- meaning all of us 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”. Please reconsider this outrageous threat to our freedom of speech.