Skip to comments.Poll: No Support For FTC Proposals To Help News Organizations (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Posted on 06/13/2010 1:45:12 PM PDT by abb
Theres basically zero popular support for several already unlikely initiatives the FTC is looking into in order to support the reinvention of journalism. Rasmussen Reports polled 1,000 people on whether they would support proposalslike a tax on consumer electronics to help news organizations or a taxpayer-funded program to support young journalists through AmeriCorpsand the answer was a decisive no. A monthly tax on cell phone bills? 90 percent no! A tax on consumer electronic devices? 84 percent no! The young reporter program? 70 percent no! A White House commission to help save journalism jobs? 55 percent no! (Via MediaPost)
Most respondents seemed to think that news organizations would be fine without government help, with 58 percent saying they were confident that online and other news sources will make up the difference if many newspapers go out business.
Other proposals in the FTC report include additional IP rights to support claims against aggregators, antitrust exemptions so that new organizations can jointly put up paywalls and a national fund for local news. Rasmussen didnt ask about those. The proposals will be talked about at a roundtable discussion at the National Press Club next week.
No support? That means it’ll happen.
Seeing that the Current “Old School” Media cannot do their jobs PROPERLY, they deserve only one thing .. a small spot in the HISTORY BOOKS!
Who needs popular support?
Executive order and it’s done. Welcome to Pravda.
The old Media is dying because it’s replacement already exists, and it cant compete.
Look at Free Republic today. The bulk of posted articles come from sites that never were televised or printed on paper.
Now go back just two years and look.
Free Republic is a snapshot of the general public in this regard.
They will do it. They prop up everything else.
Clueless buggy whip manufactures demanding they be able to suck at the government teat.
Help “news” organizations or Obama ass-kisser propaganda organizations like Al reuters and AP?
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The so-called “journalism” schools need to stop pumping out communist propagandists and start graduating only honest journalists. I know that would be a tough thing for them to do but if the “media” wants to survive, it is what they have to do.
Good collection of references.
the concept of American's tax money being given to failing, left-wing media outlets - no matter the clever name for it - is clearly and rightly anathema to a majority of Americans. The idea is absurd and I think that most Americans realize that a 'media' subsidized by government is simply a government propaganda tool.
O.K.,they're all that, now, but we don't have to pay for their biased stories and left-wing editorials.
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So? America didn’t support HUSSEINCARE either, but that jerkwad from Kenya/Hawaii/Indonesia/Kansas/Illinois and his fruitcake friend from Michigan...what was her name...Beatrice Stupak? They didn’t give a damn.
Now we have to fight Husseincare in the courts.
So the lack of support in a poll means DICK to the Communists in the White House.
State Run Media
And LSM is LAME Stream Media..
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