From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03613

Submission Number:
544505-03613
Commenter:
Glen Hawes
State:
New Jersey
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Dear FTC Staff, Journalists must be absolutely free of any political influence!!!! There is absolutely no need to pay for the education of, or to bail out the salaries of, any journalists with public tax money!!!! The American people will pay for the news and journalism that is worth reading and tells them the truth. Anything else that private citizens are not interested in paying for out of their own pockets is thereby deemed by the people as not being worth reading, and does not need to be, and SHOULD NOT BE supported by tax dollars!!!!!!!! This is AMERICA!!!! Our press is not Provda, a propaganda arm of the government. Or is it? Actually, that is exactly what is being proposed here by the Obama administration: simply a takeover of the press media for political propaganda, and a silencing of the conservative press through high taxes. YOU MUST STOP THIS NOW!!!! Our great Constitution, along with the Bill Of Rights, allows for the freedom of the press. The press must be FREE from liberal government control and unfair taxation!!!!! Thank you, and may God bless you. Sincerely, Glen Hawes A concerned private citizen.