From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03286

Submission Number:
544505-03286
Commenter:
 Stephens
State:
Missouri
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am urging members of Obama's Federal Communications Commission (the FCC)to reject any and all efforts to censor, limit, or restrain free speech – on conservative or Christian talk radio, on the internet or anywhere else. This includes through the antiquated FCC rule mis-known as the “Fairness” Doctrine – as well as backdoor “Fairness” Doctrine-type FCC regulatory powers such as enforcement of “localism,” “diversity in media ownership” and service of the “local” or “public interest.” This also includes any attempt to regulate content of the internet or any other journalistic outlet. Additionally, I am joining with other American citizens who want their individual free speech rights defended and protected from government intrusion! Our great nation was built upon free and open discourse, and to remain a great nation this ideal must be protected and preserved at all costs. I don't want the FCC to silence the conservative and Christian talk radio hosts because I count on the conservative media to keep me informed because it is obvious the far leaning left liberal media doesn't tell us the truth. They put a biased spin on the news and only tell us what they want us to hear! I don't believe the federal government in Washington, D.C. needs to have a role in deciding what my "local interests" are – in my town on my local talk radio station – It is not right for the FCC to not renew the licenses of the local talk radio stations based on what the FCC think I need to hear. It is my right of freedom to decide what types of radio programs and stations I want to listen to. I don't need or want the FCC's censorship. I don't need the FCC to impose "media diversity" regulations to force some station owners out in order to allow more stations for the liberals.