From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04494

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North Carolina
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From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
It's sad you want/desire to charge people, who broadcast on the radio, for their opinion spoken openly. I wish I knew who I was talking to, so I could be personal-able toward my audience. I have no violent words for you to read. I'm another voice saying stop what you are doing. Yes, to me this idea of taxing speech seems absurd, but that will not make you cease your desire. It's as though you are in a seat of authority and are using the assets allowed you to silence what you do not like to hear or see. However, there will always be things you hear and/or see that you do not like; and these assets won't extend to silence them. Can you not turn the channel? Do you absolutely need to tax speech? Does this benefit a nation or silence a nation? Their are many cruel things in the world that could use your authority, energy, and time. Do you not think this censor of speech is a waste of your efforts? Why do other peoples opinion upset you to the point of wanting them heard no more? Or at the very least taxed greatly to pay dearly for their ideas? Please reconsider this idea to tax speech. Is there really a gain that inspires Americans to love and help one another to continue to be the nation all other nations are inspired to be; or is it that like those nations we to will fall because we didn't like what others within America had to say? Yes, it's a small step but what if that first step is a dozy? Hope you have a wonderful day. God bless you.