From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03795

Submission Number:
544505-03795
Commenter:
John Zanine
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I find it outrageous that the FTC is working on a plan that is part of “an extensive attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press,” including: The creation of a journalism division of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists! A direct journalism bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist.” That means that taxpayers would be forced to fund the liberal media! The media outlets are PRIVATE enterprises and the founders intended that the press and media were to be COMPLETELY independent of any coercive government involvement, and serve as a CHECK on the Government. Given that most of the "main stream media" is so woefully derelict in its agenda and so overwhelmingly rife with the liberal progressive bias, it is no surprise they are being, and will continue to be, rejected by a center right populace. This continued overreaching of the government into manipulating the free market, with taxpayer dollars, for the socialist progressive agenda MUST STOP!!