From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Freedom of the press was and is meant to provide for an open and accessible news source. What FTC is considering doing for the press is nothing short of payoff. Fronting money to any free press will cause them to feel and/or be beholding to the government and thereby tainting their reporting away from truth. As one of our Founding Fathers said so eloquently "a free press is the first line of defense against a tyrannical government". Please let the free market principle rule and let the media fend for itself in a free market thereby guaranteeing unfettered honest reporting (if that is at all possible) and truthful news reporting(if that is also possible).