“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?Yes Dick, they are. For the very reason that the Founding Fathers wrote the 1st Amendment in the first place. I've been writing this blog for over 5 years now. Political commentary, research, statistics, live coverage of events, the works. Guess what skippy... I AM a 'journalist'. I just didn't get a degree in it nor am I paid, yet my readership is increasing, unlike the 'traditional media' you want to 'shield'.
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.”
This is the modern statist in action.