From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04192

Submission Number:
544505-04192
Commenter:
Susan Leeper
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am outraged that you would attempt or even consider subsidizing newspapers (they can't truthfully be called journalists anymore) 50 cents, let alone $35B annually. Have federal agencies lost all semblance of our founding principles of government and the Constitution? Have we lost the freedom to fail? He who funds gains enormous influence over the recipient, no? This is tantamount to a Communist takeover over newspapers. Do you want us to turn into Venezuela? I am appalled at the direction you Washington bureaucrats are taking our formerly great country. I also resent your plan to tax ipods, computers, internet service, and cell phones to raise money for this. You have come unglued.