From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
FTC: I am TOTALLY OPPOSED to: A “Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report and all other news on the internet. A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay to train journalists! A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” – the American people should not be forced to fund the media! A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad) Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund”! ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE AN OUTRAGE! THIS IS A DIRECT ATTEMPT TO SILENCE FREE SPEECH AND TAX THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR MORE GOVERNMENT “SERVICES” AND CONTROL! I OPPOSE ALL OF THESE STEPS!!