From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The Federal Trade Commission has no rightful business entering into propositions for the advancement of one trade over another, or the advancement of all trades, beyond the limitation of regulation of interstate trade to assure compliance with federal law in support of open and free trade. It is not the rightful business of the FTC to determine fair or unfair advantage of one segment of a trade over another. Such evaluation must be left to consumers to favor whom they chose to support. Therefore, the FTC has no rightful business seeking to promote one aspect of a trade, such as journalism, over another, whether based on perceived inequities or on market realities.