From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Reading the lines and between them, I have four questions. What could possibly be more unconstitutional than to tax free speech? Secondly, to what aim is the tax but to favor the 'buggy whip' form of media over newer, faster, cheaper and more accessible forms? Third, isn't journalism universal or is the current form of print journalism the only way? Last, could it be that an unelected portion of our government, namely you the FTC, could be leaning forward to support those who are inclined (and have) supported you? The fact that the FTC has floated this preposterous idea makes me wonder how your idea would be judged by the likes of Hamilton, Jay, Madison, King George, Goebbels, Churchill, Stalin, Eisenhower, Kennedy and you. Yes, the impersonal 'you' who form this bureau; hidden as you are from accountability. Doesn't something quiver behind your belt buckle or a small voice whisper in your mind as a warning that "this just isn't right"? Kind of like the things that most people feel when confronted with a moral choice - you can do this, but... Your actions move me from neutral to being afraid of my own government. For that awakening, I thank you. Most Sincerely, Col Ben E. Josey, USAF (Ret) Nothing is more dangerous to freedom than unaccountability in government.