From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Freedom of speech requires that the government neither tax nor directly influence the media. The FTC and the current administration needs leave the media and its consumers alone. There is no reason to protect print and television media other than the favoritism of the current administration to protect what is becoming an increasingly government-dominated industry that supports the current administrations takeover of industry and negation of freedoms within the United States. If that is too difficult for you to understand, try this: "Just say NO."