I don’t read anything about concealing sources in amendment one. I have no idea what freedom of the press is that’s not covered by free speech, though, so your guess is as good as mine. My instinct is to subject them to the same standards as everyone else for when they have to answer the cops and when they tell them to sick an egg.
I never much liked secret sources, either. It tends to turn news into gossip, especially since your source could be made up, who knows? Not that I don’t realize it’s necessary for good dirt to be dug.
They reference Fox News and I also posted that article.
I think it is accurate.
If it was a “made up” source, the prosecution would not bother to discuss this.
“nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,”
5th amendment,, can’t force anyone to testify against theirself. Can this journalist reasonably expect that the government might prosecute her? Easily.
and the answer to abuses of speech is more speech, not legal prior censorship of reporters by the goverment. A reminder that the Federalist papers and other writings of our founders were written under pseudonyms to protect themselves and for other reasons.
The problem here is that our government was hiding this amazing failure of the mental health system, a few months before the election, so they could better blame it on guns. ANd this reporter exposed their scam. Good for her.
It's hearsay, not admissible testimony. Sure, it sows doubt in the minds of those in the public following the story, but if the sourced doesn't want to risk the penalty of whistle-blowing but wants to get the word out, it's fair. All the judge has to do is not allow it to be part of any testimony. He doesn't need to compel the reporter to reveal anything that won't be used in the trial.
Ditto "especially since your source could be made up, who knows?"
long before the news reporters just made things up, they were an honest lot who would speak truth to power. power would demand to know the source of such truths, and reporters would rather go to prison to keep the sanctity of their sources than jeopardize the loss of information that they could achieve on the ill doings of power.
there is no special right, just a special dedication to the truth and the justice that that truth can bring.
with all news being suspect, nothing is sacred.