From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03973

Submission Number:
544505-03973
Commenter:
John Simpson
Organization:
Breitbart's Big Hollywood
State:
New Hampshire
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am against government intervention in the journalism business, and most vehemently oppose the subsidizing of failing business models by the American people and those media journalists and reporters who know how to succeed. The American people and the marketplace should decide what real journalism is, as they always have. If that means Drudge and FOX succeed wildly and the New York Times gets dragged down into the tar pits of history because of its rank ideological tainting even in their Sports section, too bad. Such is life. The government has no business here, IMHO. And how can you possibly expect government-subsidized media outlets to be true watchdogs and report honestly on government affairs? This would be an even worse move than trying to preserve the horse and buggy trade upon the advent of the automobile. Why should I have to subsidize news outlets I detest and reject outright? Times are changing, and the competition is fierce. Either the media adapts to the times or they die. I totally oppose this proposed policy in every possible way. It is worse than folly. It is dangerous, and an encroachment on both the marketplace and American taxpayers. We've subsidized enough failure already.