From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04682

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Marty Cole
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From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The Federal Government was established to protect the republic of the United States of America, not sequester & censor it's populace. Freedom of speech is valued in the highest order among it's rights. Open communication is one of the highest responsibilities of an American, and while I may not agree with another's point of view, at the same time I have the responsibility to make a cogent argument to display my own. Do not think that I can say anything, just because I have a right to, does not come with guidelines, in my thinking, because it does. However, the right to resound is paramount to the reasonable hearing of a position or person. This should be self-governed and it is up to the people to receive or reject the matter, not the government. Yes, there are publicly broadcast voices and opinions you or I may not like, but we have context, whereby we may turn it off. The FCC and FTC have done a poor job regulating modern communications, and frankly there is no reeling the fish in, because it’s a whale of a task. Don’t use terror or pornography or origins-based philosophies as your “poster child” topics, to silence the conservative point of view … you expose yourselves on the left side of the issue, when you entertain such an action. Liberal leftists boast of their control of the airwaves, stop taking sides USA’s regulator, and provide objective evaluations and pronouncements without censorship and partisan rhetoric.