From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The government and the FTC need to return to the principles espoused in the constitution regarding a free press. That means free of any government intimidation, harassment and most of all, regulation. To openly state you intend, as government agency, to train journalist is not only a mockery it is seditious. The freedom of the fourth estate to operate unfettered from governmental scrutiny is the very foundation of the free flow of information we expect and are guaranteed under the constitution. How can the press objectively report on the policies of a government / administration who hold ultimate authority over what it is allowed to report. I believe you'd end up with a press corp not unlike the one we have today. One that more resembles PRAVDA than the free expressions of thought we were used too in the United States. The people cannot and will not be regulated by you or this administrations or any other progressives pitiful communistic attempts to control the message. We will simply smile in your face as plans are made to destroy you and return us back to our birth right. So go ahead and regulate away and stifle the thoughts of those we support on the airwaves. Consequences and freedom be damned. Just remember we will know who's responsible and our criminal courts will be rife with trials of traitors when we take it all back.