From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03297

Submission Number:
544505-03297
Commenter:
Dave Mauch
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am vehemently opposed to the attacks on free speech in the FTC document about the future of journalism. The "Drudge Tax" against news aggregators is unfair as are the other proposed taxes on consumer electronics, cell phones, television, and radio. We Americans are being taxed enough already. Also, the proposed "Journalism Bailout" is unacceptable. The field of journalism should remain private without the unnecessary intervention of the federal government.