From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Dear FTC, I have been told that you are holding a mtg on June 9th to address the FUTURE OF JOURNALISM, is that true? If so, why do you not say so? If what I understand is true (that you are considering placing some kind of a tax upon certain types of news organizations in order to fund or subsidize government sponsored news or media forms) then I view that as a direct assault upon free speech. I and everyone I know will strenuously oppose ANY attempt to silence ANY FORM of expression or communication by the means of taxation and/or regulation or any other "clever" and unconstitutional way. The founding fathers saw our day and prepared the BILL OF RIGHTS that are specifically protected by our Constitution and neither you nor any other person within government has the right to censor, stifle or tread upon that God-given right. Not in the name of "fairness" or "equal access" or any other euphemistic title. Thank you for considering my input to this or any other deliberations you may be thinking of imposing now or in the future. "Don't tread on me." Sincerely, Your average American Citizen Mr. Tuttle (NEW YORK)