From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Your 47-page bureaucratic plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism” is appalling! The report contains the word “tax” 95 times and is part of an extensive attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press. Your FTC paper includes… * A “Drudge Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda.* A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists! * A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” -- YOU AND I will be forced to fund the liberal 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” This plan needs to be dropped!