From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03374

Submission Number:
Robert Bruce
Republican Ethnic Association
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I disagree with the notion of a "Fairness Doctrine" or the need for a "Drudge Tax." If the liberal media are failing to make a living, it is because of their spin on the facts. A free enterprise system is still working in the United States, and if they are to be revelent, they can still serve as the 4th estate protected by the 1st Amendment by reporting the news with equal dispassion as has been reported for many years. Since the media has become big business, the concept of protection based upon the notion that they are "too big to fail" is just as misguided as the other big businesses that made the same argument, which further burden us with a massive deficit. Are we still "We the people" or are we now "We the government?" A classic philosophical dichotomy now exists in our country. It behooves this organization to remain neutral. As implied by your name, you are given the responsibility toward trade, ie. business, which implies support of the economic avenues which in turn pay taxes to support the Federal Government. In other words, the Capitalist system that the liberal elite freely trash, but still currently earn their pay. If they truly believed their rhetoric, let them give back their paychecks for the greater good. This hypocrisy is not lost on the American people, who look elsewhere for their information. Denying the people the rights given by the Constitution via the First Amendment to researching the facts through the many avenues available to them would be a crime of the highest caliber. As a citizen of this free country, I insist on dismissing the frivolous attempt to take away the rights of the American people to empower a misinformed minority.