From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Sirs: I strongly object to any efforts by the Federal Trade Commission or any other government agency to undertake government ownership or funding of any form of public media in the United States. A free press unencumbered by government funding or ownership is a cornerstone of a free society. This country has a rich history of a vibrant, open and free press which has been fundamental to creating the most free nation in the world. Our constitution clearly protects the press from government control. It has remained so for 225 years and should remain so in the years ahead. The maintenance of our freedoms and liberties require it.