From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
If, as you have stated, the recession is the root cause of this problem, we need less (not more) government regulation, lower (not higher) taxes and less (not more) government spending to improve the situation for journalist and anyone else who has enough ambition to actually work for what they receive. I don't want any of my tax dollars going to support a largely liberal media with which I usually strongly disagree, or to restrict free speech for anyone with opposing views. I absolutely oppose the "Drudge Tax" and the countless other proposed taxes which seem to me to be designed to penalize conservative information outlets while propping up liberal ones. Let them all succeed or fail based on their own merits. I don't want the government to control the media, or any other industry for that matter. I'm stunned to see the way the freedoms for which our founding fathers fought and died are under attack. What has happened to patriotism? Having grown up in the shadow of the Soviet threat, I can scarcely believe the present rush to socialism. It has never succeeded and it never will. God help us... the bureaucrats in Washington (in both parties) are certainly incapable of doing so.