We’re pretty sure Sen. Durbin doesn’t understand the First Amendment

Durbin not sure if bloggers should be ‘entitled to constitutional protection’

Jeff Poor
The Daily Caller

…“But here is the bottom line — the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision that was written over 200 years ago.”


The entire article, with video, is at The Daily Caller.


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Fox News reporter Ed Henry, known for having some tense exchanges with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, wants his fellow reporters to “stand up and ask tough questions” of the Obama administration.

In an interview with Laura Ingraham on Friday, Henry revealed he was “cheered on” by his colleagues when he pressed the George W. Bush administration while at CNN. However, now that he’s at Fox News and is covering President Barack Obama’s administration, he admits, “it can get a little bit lonely sometimes.”…


UpdateDurbin wonders: Does First Amendment apply to bloggers, Twitter? You mean…speech? at HotAir.com



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