From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02266

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Joseph Miller
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From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
From everything I can find about this new proposal of yours, it is a blatant way to try and force the taxpayer to fund the government takeover, or control, of the media. I seem to recall another government doing just the same thing at the beginning of their time in power. These "other" folks realized, just as this government does, that they needed to control how the general population receives their news and information on what the government is doing. These "other" folks I am referring to were the NAZI'S and I will not sit idly by as the Obama administration tries to take control of our media and to dictate what we can and cannot so. Our constitution, which the President has sworn to uphold, guarantees us the right of free speech. Our President has done a pathetic job of upholding that oath and will definitely be held accountable in the upcoming elections. I am sure the government will try to pass this legislation before the elections because they may not be able to after. I have extreme confidence that this will be a one term administration. As a veteran, I am sickened by the attitude of this administration and their attempts to push our great country into a socialist state, and their blatant disregard for the basic principles of our Constitution. I can assure you that I am not alone in these feelings. I urge you to abandon this attempt to control our right to free speech.