From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Government financed media is government controlled media. Remember that one party is not always in power. If you are Republican, do you want the Dems to have control of the media, vice versa, if you are Democrat, do you want the GOP to have the control? The government needs to step back and stop trying to control everything. This is a very dangerous direction. It brings to mind Pravda and the USSR.