From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04480

Submission Number:
544505-04480
Commenter:
Calvin Richardson
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The FTC needs to stop trying to manipulate free speech in order to limit conservative commentary and augment liberal commentary. Just leave the laws on political commentary limited to liability for slander and leave political commentary open to succeed or fail on the merits of it's content. There is no justification for requiring equal time for commentary that cannot garner and maintain an audience that will result in sufficient commercial support to keep it on the air. Whether it is radio, TV, or the internet there is not justification for addtional government interference in the free exchange of ideas.