From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04957

Submission Number:
544505-04957
Commenter:
Richard Kauffman
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I want to express my concern and opposition to the FTC's proposal to limit and censor free speech on the internet and other public media through the imposition of an alleged "fairness doctrine." Speech will no longer be free when government officials, elected or non-elected, begin deciding what is fair on the basis of politics. Your plan for a journalism bailout that includes a series of taxes would stifle free speech and silence those outside the major media.