From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
About the FTC “Reinventing Journalism” document..... For certain, this is an effort to censor and tax conservative speech and our free speech rights in general. No one doubts journalism needs “reinvention.” Every industry does on a regular basis. But what is the FTC, and for that matter Congress, the FCC and more doing messing with journalism? Butting in where they don’t belong. What next??... Book burnings and other Hitler-like activities? This is the simplicity of what you are trying to mess with, our Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” (and opinion talk shows). Please remove this constitutional threat, as we already have heard enough such threats recently. JDF