From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Any attempt of the government or any government sponsored agency (like the FTC) to require specific journalistic practices of free speech be protected, funded or otherwise government controlled is a contradiction to and violation of our freedoms of choice and speach itself! Freedom of speech does not require citizens to agree or other support free speaking opinions. You cannot control the freedom of speach of specific chosen entities without infringing on the freedom of speach of those you have not chosen and annointed as the "word" of wisdom! This is not the government's or the FTC's choice/decision to make!