From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Journalism has never needed the assistance of government to survive. What it does need is "freedom from government" interference, which it will lose if "research" such as this continues. This nation emerged onto the world stage largely due to a "freedom of the press" attained at the risk of the lives of those that dared to challenge the British government. If the FTC thinks the American people need to have it be their watchdog to bark and growl and tear at the flesh of any that dare speak their own thoughts, as opposed to the thoughts that are "approved" by them, they live in a different America than me.