From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The proposal to "reinvent" journalism is one of the most blatant attempts to censor speech I have seen in my lifetime. It will harm millions in the broadcast business, close down some news sources altogether, and promote the "correct" viewpoint of the current extreme liberal administration. Why prop up newspapers? Why bail them out? If they do not keep up with the times, they should be allowed to fail. I am self-employed as a writer for radio commercials, TV commercials, newspapers, magazines, and all advertising media. To control, tax, and promote one over another is a horrifying idea. Please, please protect our First Amendment rights and reject this proposal entirely.