“In other words, if you’re a blogger they might not cover you, but if you work for the New York Times they might. Given the changes in the way we get information and the way we consume news, that really smacks to me in essence of government licensing who’s an official ‘journalist’ for the purposes of a shield law and who’s not. If there is one thing I can glean from the First Amendment, it is that government should not be in the business of licensing the news media.”
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What this is is an attempt to control what the media puts out on the press to the public and it’s an attempt to silence Internet bloggers and citizen journalists. Government wants to know dictate to the media to only report the “party line” which in this country they call “talking points.” That’s exactly what PRAVDA did in the old USSR and it is was the Communist Chinese media does still today. They just echo the “talking points” and never criticize the government. And you still don’t think you’re living in a NAZI STATE? WTF?