From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
This is an attempt to eliminate free speech and it is an attempt by the government to control media and eliminate any opposition. It is also a tax that would subsidize pro-government media that is not competitive. If they wish to stay in business they should consider changing their business plan rather than look to the tax payer. I would have thought that would be so silly a proposition that it would be rejected out of hand.