From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
With regard to the Federal Trade Commission's upcoming workshop on the future of journalism, we wish to vehemently oppose your proposals. Exactly when has the fact that "Consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet for news and information" come under the purview of the Federal Government? Advertisers are moving ads to online sites and scaling back on ad buys as a result of the fact that they are not interested in the drivel foisted upon them by the "news" organizations you reference. Your proposal to "better-support and lower the costs of journalism" amount to nothing more than an attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press. As true Americans, we say “NO!” to your efforts to censor, regulate, tax and control our free speech!