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.
They want to stop bloggers from consorting with whistleblowers to reveal government wrongdoing.
Then we will only have “government-defined” (licensed) journalists, like those in the “real” media—the New York Times and Time Magazine—to keep us informed about what the news is.