From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
To Whom It May Concern: I am fully opposed to the proposals made in this plan. Not only will it stifle free speech but it encourages bias reporting we have not seen since the propaganda machines of Nazi Germany. Our economy is soft and unemployment is rising. There is only so much money in the private sector to pay for our governmental support. The so-called Citizenship Media Fund is damaging to the very heart of journalism and raising taxes on consumer electronics to fund this non-essential fund further erodes the very base of taxpayers that are already saddled with exessive spending. Leave the press and journalism free of governmental control. Stop the bailouts. Stop the spending. This plan is a pure waste of my tax dollars.