From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
According to the lst amendment of the Constitution, the federal government is not to inhibit freedom of speech. Since your own document says that there has been a growth in alternative news sources, then it would appear that print news needs to either change its approach or disappear. The strength of our nation's growth and development has been based on competition that follows because of such situations. The FTC should not interfer with the "economy" of the news. The people will decide, by their patronage, what is to survive and what should go by the wayside. The FTC should not be supporting certain business while destroying others with heavy taxes. We do not need any more bail-outs of any kind. And definitely we do not need more taxes! There is no legal authority for you to even be considering the suggestions in your document. And we, the people, do not want your interference.