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To: onyx

As far as I know, there is NO federal shield law. Some states have them, but the Feds don't.

Traditionally, reporters get their sources to talk based on their reputation for their willingness to "go to jail to protect their sources". This implies that a contempt charge is always possible when dealing with anonymous sources.

Tuff shiz for them... I have NO sympathy for them at all. After all, their title of the "fourth branch of government" is self-bestowed.


8 posted on 06/28/2005 10:00:16 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

After all, their title of the "fourth branch of government" is self-bestowed.





Precisely. Their own lofty opinions of themselves are in excess of what their sorry selves deserve.


34 posted on 06/28/2005 10:38:34 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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