Saturday, June 5, 2010

Drudge Tax: FTC Wants To Tax Internet News Aggregators

EDITORIAL:  FTC floats Drudge tax
By The Washington Times
June 4, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking ways to "reinvent" journalism, and that's a cause for concern. According to a May 24 draft proposal, the agency thinks government should be at the center of a media overhaul. The bureaucracy sees it as a problem that the Internet has introduced a wealth of information options to consumers, forcing media companies to adapt and experiment to meet changing market needs. FTC's policy staff fears this new reality.
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1 comment:

  1. I think that the better way of controlling the flatulence of the airwaves is to eliminate CNN, MSNBC, and several others and place a limit of 18 words a day that ANYONE elected to political office could utter publicly.

    There would, of course, have to be stringent penalties for any excess words and quite likely even serious jail time for those caught lying since all such statements would be monitored by a randomly chosen citizen's panel that is rotated each year ... but the penalties just keep building and if immediate payment is not made to the taxpayers then jail time is mandatory with each pol paired up with an especially-selected roommate (many of which would be named "Bubba" or similar).