From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
It is not the government's responsibility to fund the media of any kind no more than it is their responsibility to fund a religion. We have freedom of religion, and the gov. is not to interfere with it or support it. We also have freedom of speech and it is not the government's responsibility to support it by taxes or any other way. When media is funded by the government it is in control of the media and it is no longer free speech. So bug out!