From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
EVERYONE should have the ability to freely and openly share their thoughts and opinions. It is not the governments place to censor FREEDOM OF THE PRESS and FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Any taxation upon any types of journalism is a deplorable infringement upon the rights of US citizens to be able to freely express opinions and report the news. Journalism should be able to support itself as it has in the past: through advertising and subscribers. This is AMERICA and the Government should have no part in censorship of ideas and opinions as well as reporting the news. Quite plainly, if people do not want to hear what someone has to say, all they need to do is not support it monetarily. If a news organization cannot support it's self through advertising and subscription, then the truth is that no one wants to hear what they are saying, and therefore should not receive monies from the American people from taxes turned into Grants. This is merely more Pork Barrel spending on needless "information". I do not see why this is even an issue. If people want to hear it, then they will seek it out for themselves, there is no need for government intervention. This entire process is a waste of taxpayer monies.