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1 posted on 09/13/2013 5:03:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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First Amendment
2 posted on 09/13/2013 5:04:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Bullsh!t!

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 one’s 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 to publicize our ideas.

In this regard, no CBS anchor has anymore claim to special treatment for being part of “the press” than does any blogger.

“Freedom of the press” applies equally to every citizen seeking to use a technological device to record and publicize his or her opinion.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 5:06:20 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Do you have your license to post on the internet?

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


6 posted on 09/13/2013 5:08:33 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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So much for Freedom of the Press whether you agree with protected sources or not...this is a form of censorship and control of speech and the idea of the 'press.'


7 posted on 09/13/2013 5:08:45 PM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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Yeah, cuz the only ones who really question the Administration is people like Matt Drudge, who used to be a gift-shop clerk, and now runs a HIGHLY effective, (almost) one-man operation.

And he’s SUPPLANTING the cartelized, legacy media that has been coopted by The Establishment.

And WE, TOO, are part of the new and highly effective electronic Samizdat.

AND THEY CANNOT STAND IT.

So they’re going to try and simply make us ILLEGAL.


8 posted on 09/13/2013 5:09:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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Where the Second Amendment goes, the FIRST Amendment swiftly follows.

First they came for the gun-owners, but.....

Well you know the REST.


9 posted on 09/13/2013 5:11:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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Bad idea ... think Eric the Corrupt and his band of racketeering lawyers of the DOJ.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 5:15:15 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives when they fail blame others and do the same thing again expecting different results)
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Di Fi the Evil is behind this....along with Obozo. The GOP had better have the balls to kill this piece of offal.


19 posted on 09/13/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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[DOJ]...would now determine whether primary intent was news distribution or political concerns.

And that's the scary and revealing part. Why make a distinction? What about free speech?

The "news" media of today are indistinguishable from propaganda (political) organs. They print very little straight news reports; almost all of them are liberally sprinkled with a left-leaning tilt.

So, those "news" organizations or bloggers that lean left will be left alone to spread their "news", but those leaning right will be harassed and prosecuted, the ultimate goal of this "legislation".

20 posted on 09/13/2013 5:26:49 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Jim Robinson
Senator Ted Cruz' statement on the Senate bill:

It strikes me that we are on dangerous territory if we are drawing distinctions that are treating some engaged in the process of reporting and journalism better than others. If we are advantaging those who happen to receive a paycheck from a corporate media entity over those who happen to be citizens….I for one would have deep troubles with legislation from Congress saying ‘we will grant special privileges if you happen to work for a corporate media interest’….It seems to me the First Amendment protects the activity, not the employment status of the person engaging in it.
Once again, Cruz is on our side in We The People v. Washington D.C. Elitists. Do they even have a clue that the Angry Mob is gathering ahead of 2014.
21 posted on 09/13/2013 5:32:31 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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The 0bama regime is making war on the First, Second and Fourth amendments. Smells like tyranny.

5.56mm

25 posted on 09/13/2013 5:56:44 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that in the writings of the Founders they envisioned the press as being the watchdogs of government.
Today we have a revolving door between the Obama administration and "journalism", with 21 reported journalists now officially work for Obama.
And now Congress proposes to be the watchdogs of journalism.
God help us and God save the republic.
26 posted on 09/13/2013 5:57:02 PM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

In the immortal words of Boss Tweed: “Stop them !?*# pitchers!”


29 posted on 09/13/2013 6:29:24 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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I’m assuming this have to pass the whole Congress.


30 posted on 09/13/2013 6:29:51 PM PDT by Husker24
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So would any of Ben Franklin's writings have been state approved journalism? Poor Richard's? The Dogood letters? the Gazette?
33 posted on 09/13/2013 6:39:18 PM PDT by DaveyB (Note to the NSA agent monitering this: the peace of tyranny is the enemy of humanity)
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36 posted on 09/13/2013 7:03:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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37 posted on 09/13/2013 7:09:19 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Habakkuk 2;Isaiah 55)
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Fly the flag upside down. Our Republic is dying.


39 posted on 09/13/2013 7:11:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Government has no such power.


44 posted on 09/13/2013 7:21:26 PM PDT by GeronL
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The First Amendment right to free speech was meant to protect the rights of pamphleteers. Today’s “pamphleteers” are bloggers. The sick and very scary thing is that America is one Supreme Court vote away from big government tyranny; from Nazi America.


45 posted on 09/13/2013 7:22:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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