From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The Government needs to stay out of the News Business as this is part of our checks and balances system. If the newspapers cannot figure out how to properly report the news, sell advertising and sell newspapers then they should fail. Free talk radio should stay just that. Free to the listener, free from censorship, free to express concerns when our freedom is being trampled. If liberal talk hosts can attract an audiance and thrive let them do so. The journalists do not need to be trained by the government nor should they feed at the proverbial trough. They need to be independant of the threat of hiring and firing by the government they write about. The freedom of speach needs to be protected at all cost. We do not need another failed bail out! Allan L. Davis