From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The federal governement has no right to support one form of media communications over another. The Constitutional right of freedom of speech means that the American people, not the federal governement, will decide what it wants to see and/or hear. If one media outlet fails, it will fail because the American people choose not to attach value to it. If the federal governement taxes or constrains one media outlet to the advantage of another, it has broken its contract with the American people substituting governement propoganda for freedom of speech. That is crossing the Rubican.