From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
To: The FTC, I would like to express my profound disagreement with the FTC to consider "bailing" out the media with tax payer monies, or levinging taxes on media outlets. This is unconstitutional at best! Those who are indebted for taking out large loans when times where better, sad to say, that was a choice they made. They were not forced to take out the loans. The media will have to find there own way. That is what is expected of all working Americans and most of us don't get, or want bailed out. We live in a special country. A country with freedoms. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are inseperable from those freedoms. Taxes levied on those who have differing opinions is WRONG! I can hardly believe this is even being considered! Are we not America any more? Leave our freedoms alone. Don't tax people into submission/oblivian. That is socializm. PUSHING/NUDGING/gently FORCING people to do, say, act, how they are told by an over bearing all to powerful government! What happens if people refuse? Then will this become yet another communist country where we are then made to do as you like by force at gun point? Leave the media alone. Let it evolve on it's own to meet with the changes of the day. Thank you, Lisa Crum