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Bush administration attacks 'shield' for bloggers

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posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 08:18 AM
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WASHINGTON--The Bush administration on Thursday blasted a congressional proposal that would shield a broad swath of news gatherers, including some bloggers, from revealing their confidential sources.
news.com.com...


On several occasions, politicians from both parties questioned whether the bill should be so expansive as to include bloggers.

man is usa fascist or WHAT ??????????


[edit on 9-7-2007 by cornman1]




posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by cornman1
man is usa fascist or WHAT ??????????



Uh, no. There's never been a federal press shield law, nor should there be. While they may make sense in the several states, it does not make sense for the federal government which is in charge of national security.

And extending it to bloggers would basically completely destroy the federal government's ability to investigate any leads that turn up in the press since almost anyone nowadays could be considered bloggers, even the casual ATS poster.



posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 09:43 AM
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I'd reveal my sources to them. But for national security, I'd only do it in private, not under-oath, and as long as no transcripts were made.



posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 09:50 AM
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The security of all rests in a FREE PRESS...


AH HELL WHAT DID THOMAS JEFFERSON KNOW ANYWAYS???

I am sure Bush knows better




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