SENATE BILL ATTEMPTS TO MAKE THE "RIGHT" OF FREE PRESS A "PRIVILEGE"
The Senate Judiciary committee has moved forward a bill that would offer "Shield Law" protections for journalists and prevent them from having to testify about their work. The bill, moved forward on Thursday after members of the committee took it upon themselves to define who is a journalist and who is not.
Senator Charles Schumer says that this bill "balances the need for national security with that of a free press." Though wouldn't that beg the question, if the press (media) is restricted (balanced with security), how could it be free?
Of course the real story here centers around Senator Dianne Feinstein who has for weeks insisted that the committee must create and limit a definition for the title of "reporter".