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Compromise bill allows for protecting sources and the country.
If "journalists" actually acted like journalists then this would be a great idea. As it stands right now the majority act like agents for the DNC so they deserve no special protection
If a disgruntled or disloyal employee of one of our intelligence agencies gives classified information to our enemies they can be tried for treason. If they instead give it to the New York Times and they choose to print it on page one for all enemies to read this is called freedom of the press and it must be protected. The result to our national security is the same.
From the Pew Research Center, dated September 13, 2009; "Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two Decade Low." The results are bipartisan, the media gets it wrong more than they get it right. Why protect a media that spins or takes huge liberties with their reporting?
No shield is going to be needed then, possibly a mud flap though...Did the mainstream media take down Acorn? No; just a couple of punk kids with a cheap hidden camera. 60 Minutes should have done it years ago, but Dan Rather wasn't the guy for the job. I read an article in the Strib the other day about Rybak (he used mayoral campaigning funds when he was running a campaign for Governor) and the most basic information such as what rules or laws were violated was not even included in it. Journalists??? - Lemmings is a more apt decription.
News now is coalesced sameness contrived from electronic sources. If the AP or some guy from the NYTimes get it wrong...be not amazed when most of the other papers also get it wrong. It used to be a liar was called a liar. Now it's just the provision of two different points of view while the lie continues unabated. The "liberal media" (independent reporting for the most part) has been Corporatised out of existence. Now newspapers are revenue-seeking droids of their former selves. If they stray to far from the Corporate slant, and for instance show a streak of independent thinking, then editors are replaced and journalists down-sized. Just like the fate of a lot of the good things about America...you find yourself thinking...what happened!?
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