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Feinstein: You’re Not a Real Journalist Unless You Draw a Salary

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posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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I could seriously see her saying this. The liberals are really ticked off at the journalists as of late...

To me its just crazy talk here.... But from her can you expect anything less...


California Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed an amendment to the Media Shield Law – an irrelevant law ignoring protection already afforded by the First Amendment – that would limit the law’s protection only to “real reporters,” not bloggers and other upstart alternative media types.

A real reporter, declared Madame Feinstein during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, is “a salaried agent” of a media company like the New York Times or ABC News, not a shoestring operation with volunteers and writers who are not paid.

Feinstein voiced her concern “that the current version of the bill would grant a special privilege to people who aren’t really reporters at all, who have no professional qualifications,” like bloggers and citizen journalists.

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-SAP-




posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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Sounds like a good way to be able to restrict journalists and only approve those with a partisan viewpoint.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:23 PM
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Seems like another attempt to silence any who speak out against the status quot. You have no rights to free speech unless you are paid to speak. What next, passing news articles through the white house for approval?

Im loosing all hope for this country.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:23 PM
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They are doing whatever they can to strip the rights down...

-SAP-



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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Feinstein the fascist !

Your not a real politician unless your bought and paid for, because that is essentially what she is saying.

A real journalist is paid shill which is an insult to anyone who criticizes the 'holy' government.
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posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by xDeadcowx
Sounds like a good way to be able to restrict journalists and only approve those with a partisan viewpoint.


Welcome to the DNC. The Communist/Tyranny party.

And the RNC isn't any better. They are the Democrats 20 years ago.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
Feinstein the fascist !

Your not a real politician unless your bought and paid for, because that is essentially what she is saying.

A real journalist is paid shill which is an insult to anyone who criticized the 'holy' government.
edit on 9-8-2013 by neo96 because: (no reason given)


How soon until blaspheming our overlords in office will be considered a hate crime?



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:28 PM
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To examine her logic, or rather, contorted view on just how and who the First Amendment protects, we need to examine the First Amendment.

The First Amendment is designed to strictly and directly prohibit the Government from interfering with the free exchange of ideas and the means at which those ideas are disseminated. The word "press", at the time of the debate and writing of the Bill of Rights, meant the machinery that helped speech reach the furthest possible means; not the "media", "journalist", "writers", "bloggers", etc and etc.

It was designed to explicitly protect the People and the ability to reach as far as possible given the technology at hand. For the late 1700s, it was a printing press. For the Early 21st century, it is digital communication.

She is repeating what her corporate (read: big donors who want to control the medium) want. They know if they can get Government to regulate it, they control it.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:29 PM
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Read this earlier today. So if this becomes law and if you are a serious blogger or citizen journalist you'd better create an LLC and then pay yourself $1 a month in salary. Pain in the butt but for serious private journalists this may be the protection you need.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by Bassago
Read this earlier today. So if this becomes law and if you are a serious blogger or citizen journalist you'd better create an LLC and then pay yourself $1 a month in salary. Pain in the butt but for serious private journalists this may be the protection you need.


Or you show cause and precedents and smack the Government down. Sadly, I used to think that would help but they just don't care about the Rule of Law anymore. Just find another way to regulate it.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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They never abolished slavery, just gave it a face lift. Its all about control, done up in the illusion of democracy.
Just keep paying your taxes, and continue on blissfully unaware of the truth.....and never question the MAN.




posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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I wonder how many of the people; that sold out this country and its people's rights, will off them selves in a few years time.....when their backing of the wrong horse comes back to bite them in the arse.
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posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:54 PM
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So, basically what Feinstein is saying is even the real news outlets are not
safe, look no further than Press Gate ....but if your a start up, dont even think about it.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 10:59 PM
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The whole thing could be a ruse.

Watch them present false arguments and meaningless red herrings and then it never goes to vote.

They just want people to think they are doing something about something they themselves created and got caught doing


It sounds like some old commie trick to me.

They always have a "Plan B".



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 11:29 PM
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Some one should tell that piece of fodder Feinstein that you are not a real politician unless you can recite the constitution. Bet she can't. Useless piece of worm food any way.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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I agree totally. Shes just crazy facist.

I will never understand this kind of logic, as I'm sure a bunch of others can't either.

-SAP-



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 11:53 PM
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First of all Feinstein is no freaking liberal!! She is a warmonger extraordinaire. She is part of the machine. She is a made woman.

To call her a liberal just because she has a (D) at the end of her name is just ridiculous.

Just look at her actions and voting record.. Oh yeah and check out her committee assignments. She is the Godmother. Don't get it twisted.


And having said all of that: When she speaks, she is speaking for both parties. They don't want any "independent" journalism going on. They already have the MSM bought and paid for.



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posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 11:55 PM
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My apologies.

Democrats and liberals are pretty much the same thing, or they share similar ideologies.

-SAP-.



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 11:59 PM
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You are clueless. There is no difference between the parties. See you are still stuck in the make believe world of two parties. Because they espouse on a platform does not make them an adherent.

And on edit: She is the most powerful woman on that hill.
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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 12:02 AM
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Senator Feinstein is just another self-serving psychopathic clone, in the "District of Criminals."

Don't forget by this modification of the Media Shield Law, student journalists earning course credits while writing for school newspapers will no longer be afforded protection, as well.

"Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." -- Hunter S. Thompson


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