Drudge hates new shield bill, but is defining ‘journalist’ really ‘fascist’?….. (GyG: AND…What Readers Are Saying ‘Bout This One !!!!!)

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Drudge hates new shield bill, but is defining ‘journalist‘ really ‘fascist’?

Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson,

Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 10:53:03 AM by yoe

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A media shield law approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee defines a “real reporter” deserving of extra protection. Bloggers, “citizen journalists,” and others cry “foul!”

[snip]The first version of a media shield law that handily made it through the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday defined for the first time what constitutes a “real reporter” deserving of extra protection versus what Sen. Dianne Feinstein called a “17-year-old blogger” who doesn’t deserve a legal shield.

 

[snip] That Congress is attempting to define “journalist” at all in order to expand protections after a number of high-profile leak cases and ensuing Justice Department prosecutions caused blog impresario Matt Drudge to call Ms. Feinstein a “fascist” on Twitter, suggesting that the law would subvert a free press by giving institutional advantage to government-approved media outlets.

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