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One would like to say that this is unconstitutional, but some of our SC justices have interpreted "Congress shall make no law..." in the First Amendment to mean that "Congress certainly can make a law if they have good intentions...", so all bets are off. This is important.
The Credits - I believe I first read about this at Small Dead Animals.
Links - Mark Tapscott.
Jeff Jarvis at Buzz Machine.
FTC working paper on journalism.
One of the proposals is to tax each account provided by an ISP, on the theory that damn it all, people are reading newspapers online and that's just not fair. Why exactly it is not fair is not disclosed, because newspapers are by no means required to put their content online. Another is a mandatory licensing scheme. This stuff ought to strike terror into each citizen's heart, as should the proposal to create an Americorps reporting division. Will eliminating anti-trust regulations for newspapers really solve any problem? One giant news monopoly to rule us all?