From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03208

Submission Number:
544505-03208
Commenter:
 Bewley
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am STRONGLY opposed to any attempts to regulate news delivered over the Internet, or to stifle competetion in the news business by using taxes. Further, I strongly oppose ALL efforts to tax news provided over the Internet, or to use tax payer funds in support of training jpournalists. And in particular, I oppose: * 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 taxpayers to pay the Federal government to train up the next generation of liberal journalists! * A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” -- thereby forcing me 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” Sincerely, Ms. Bewley