From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am an American there for I believe in the constitution as it was written but not necessarily as some judges interpret it. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” This means what it says not necessarily what you can twist it to mean. Congress can not make a law (including a tax law) that establishes one national religion, or suppresses freedom of speech, or the freedom of the press. If advertisers are moving their business to online sites and cable news shows it is because that is what the customers they want to reach are watching. If the long established "news organizations" are in a financial pinch they should try reporting the news, all of it not just what fits with how they think, instead of editorializing. If they did they would have a chance of getting their viewers back. You, the congress, or the president has no constitutional right to tax anyone to keep them in business. That would be abridging the freedom of the press.