From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03775

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Melanie Calkins
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From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
This FTC plan is part of an extensive attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press,including the creation of a journalism division of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists! It also includes a direct journalism bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist.” I would be forced to fund the liberal media! I do not want my speech censored or taxed. It is wrong and it is unconstitutional. I know the President doesn't hold the Constitution of the United States in high fact he blatantly disregards it at every turn. It doesn't change the laws however. As my aged German friend who lived through Hitler's uprising has pointed out to me, "It is like Hitler all over again". The leftist media, otherwise known in intelligent circles as Obama's Personal Propaganda Machine must not have the right to gain further ground for their misinformation and outright lies. As a taxpaying citizen who upholds the law and pursues a life of liberty and happiness, I demand this plan be stopped. It will be stopped at the polls anyway, but we must not allow our politicians to believe that they can go about business as usual - spending the people's money for their own gain or letting them believe that we will go silently into the night. Please do all in your power to stop this madness before we end up like all other countries who have had the oppressive hand of tyranny rule over them as our current leadership is attempting to do.