From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04110

Submission Number:
544505-04110
Commenter:
Barbara Powell
Organization:
Retired
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I'm very upset at the attempts by the FTC to place controls on free speech in print journalism and in the radio media. It seems to me that the fact that there are few popular radio shows that are liberal in focus, while conservative talk radio is doing very well, indicates that people are more interested in listening to conservative broadcasters than to liberal ones. Why, then, are attempts being made to control what people are listening to? Leave it to the free market to work it out. No one is telling liberals that they can't have shows on radio or TV. It's unfair to ignore the will of listeners because of some misguided idea that all sides have to be heard all the time. I'm not stupid--if I want to know about liberal ideas, I'll find a way to do that.