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Shield law for journalists is a TERRIBLE idea

September 16, 2013

The First Amendment belongs to every citizen — not just journalists.  Any law that “protects” journalists allows the government to define who qualifies as a journalist, and that’s a TERRIBLE idea.

I’ve been meaning to write about this, but blogger Mathew Ingram beat me to it at http://paidcontent.org/.   Here’s a link to Ingram’s excellent article:

http://paidcontent.org/2013/09/13/a-shield-law-for-journalists-might-seem-like-a-good-idea-but-it-isnt-its-actually-a-terrible-idea/

From → Big Media, Censorship

One Comment
  1. Mike Ruddell permalink

    Would lead to more potential media lap dogs (no matter which party is in power).

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