From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Dear Commissioners, I srongly oppose any tampering with the use of airways and other journalistic media as it stands today. Their is no evidence that anything is wrong with its use or the standard of capitalism by which it operates and exists. Putting a tax on any of the items mentioned in your 47 page document is inappropriate and unnecessary. Every jurnalistic approach towards the public should be left up to their professionalism and ingenuity to create a revenue adequate for their existence. For the government to put themselves in a position as caretaker for an industry that is suppose to be independant of the beuracracy of government should be avoided at all cost else we may fall quickly into the hands of a dictator. Germany is a prime example of how quickly and innocently it may happen. Periodically the rules might need to be changed but only when their is a blatant and continuous disregard for the good of the people. The rules should never be changed because one may speak and another dissagree. Only when their is a threat to our morality and freedom should those rules be reviewed and changed and only to the extent to restore the morality and freedom of that journalism. Thank you in advance for the review of this communication.