From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The proposal to Reinvent Journalism is a proposal to violate the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. It forces every taxpayer to pay each current administration to subsidize their preferred journalists. I am opposed to instituting a "journalism division" of AmeriCorps. We do not need to politicize the training of journalists, nor should taxpayers be forced to pay for this. I am opposed to a "Drudge Tax" on news aggregators. I am opposed to a journalism bailout. In a free country, journalists are paid by those who choose to purchase their writings. I am opposed to new taxes on personal electronics. This whole proposal sounds like something out of cold-war era USSR or maybe 1984 or Fahrenheit 451.