Skip to comments.Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?
Posted on 05/26/2013 4:57:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?
Share By Doug Powers May 26, 2013 05:53 PM
**Written by Doug Powers
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be entitled to constitutional protections and which people might not:
Youve raised an important point and I heard Sen. Graham call for special counsel, Durbin said. Im not ready to do this at this moment. I would like to know if Holder has any conflict in here beyond what we heard when it comes to the Fox case.
But here is the bottom line the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know its someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision that was written over 200 years ago.
Does Dick think the First Amendment only covers journalists (and apparently only ones who write with quills on parchment)?
If Durbin ever bothered to actually read the Constitution hed know that the Founders knew all too well the danger of having somebody like, well, Dick Durbin, ever ending up as the arbiter of whos entitled to rights.
it is too bad that sob durbin is
>>Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?
So this is how America ends? With lifetime politicians “deciding” who has Constitutional rights?
Durbin, did not being covered by the Constitution
stop Tom Paine?
Dick Durbin before he dicks you..
Once again, Dick Durban illustrates what a complete ignoramus he is.
There is no such thing as THE PRESS in the sense that term is used by elitist Progressives today some sort of elite group whose members are allowed preferential treatment under law. In the Constitutional sense, the press is a technological device for disseminating information.
One cannot be a member of the press. One can only have access to a press.
Any device which enables one to state and publicize ones views is a press, whether it be moveable type, offset, TV, radio, or the Internet. We all have free access to the press, meaning we have the right to pay any provider who wishes to sell us access.
In this regard, no CBS anchor has anymore claim to special treatment for being part of the press than does any blogger.
Pick one as the catalysis, either Ft. Sumter or Arch Duke Ferdinand. Your call.
Very well said.
Tick Turban is an ignoramus.
TRANSLATION: “Ordinary citizens are property of the big-government/big-corporate criminal complex and have no rights of any kind.”
People who burn the American flag in public are “entitled to Constitutional protection.”
People who smear statues of the Virgin Mary with dung are “entitled to Constitutional protection.”
People who place the symbol of the holiest individual ever to walk among us, the founder of one of the world’s great religions, in liquid excrement are “entitled to Constitutional protection.”
IL socialist thinking at its finest from Sen. Turban.
Bring it Dickey poo.
Oh ye eunoch of subterranean IQ.
“People who burn the American flag in public are entitled to Constitutional protection.
People who smear statues of the Virgin Mary with dung are entitled to Constitutional protection.
People who place the symbol of the holiest individual ever to walk among us, the founder of one of the worlds great religions, in liquid excrement are entitled to Constitutional protection.”
Unfortunately in today’s America, the people who believe its disgusting do not have any rights.
Dick Turban. Get the mental picture?
The light is shining on you Durban, you cockroach. Run and hide before someone drops a foot!
I’ve always thought that politicians shouldn’t be entitled to constitutional protections. That would go a long way towards stopping their attacks against the American people. Especially during these dark days in America.
Let me help you out, Dick. The “journalists” of 200 years ago were everyday citizens just like today. You don’t have to be corralled by a big time “news” media corporation to enjoy your rights to a free press. Anyone who can afford a press is a member of the free press. Same now as it was 200 years ago.