Thursday, June 6, 2013

DO BLOGGERS ‘DESERVE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION’? SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM ISN’T QUITE SURE

DO BLOGGERS ‘DESERVE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION’? SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM ISN’T QUITE SURE



The issue of whether bloggers are technically journalists has been discussed since, well, since blogging ever became a thing — and the line between the two is only becoming more blurred. But Sen. Lindsey Graham in some interesting comments Wednesday didn’t seem quite sure if bloggers should even receive First Amendment protection.

Speaking to reporters ,the South Carolina senator asked rhetorically, “Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves?” the Free Times out of Columbia reported.

“Is any blogger out there saying anything — do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.”