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 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.
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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.
Where the Second Amendment goes, the FIRST Amendment swiftly follows.
First they came for the gun-owners, but.....
Well you know the REST.
Bad idea ... think Eric the Corrupt and his band of racketeering lawyers of the DOJ.
Di Fi the Evil is behind this....along with Obozo. The GOP had better have the balls to kill this piece of offal.
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".
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.
In the immortal words of Boss Tweed: “Stop them !?*# pitchers!”
I’m assuming this have to pass the whole Congress.
Fly the flag upside down. Our Republic is dying.
Government has no such power.
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.