From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I think it is time for the FTC to realize that the future of journalism and the internet are not the FTC's business. There is no legal way for the FTC to reach into this discussion. Nor is it in any way incumbent upon the FTC to see to the financial security of journalism or any other industry. If the mainstream media were not openly making war upon the people of the USA, they would have a delightfully large audience, and then have all the advertising dollars they might need to play around with. As long as the media choose to constantly and consistently attack the American people, those same people will go elsewhere for their news. I would further advise members of the FTC that their power comes from Congress. And Congress is about to undergo serious changes. It is even conceivable that certain persons might be open to criminal charges concerning conflict of interest. We are the people, and we decide what will be allowed on the internet, and what content shall be allowed in the media, and which media shall be heard. Not the Federal Trade Commission.