Monday, September 16, 2013

About that 'real journalist' law being pushed:

Fuck you, Whitehouse.
...The bill simply adds extra protections against being forced to testify about sources for established reporters and freelancers with a “considerable” amount of publishing experience. It also allows a judge to make a declaration as to who’s a journalist and who’s not in an attempt to build the shield as wide as possible.

“All we’re doing is adding privilege to existing First Amendment rights, so there is, logically, zero First Amendment threat out of this,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D) of Rhode Island.
To borrow from the lady,
Congress shall make no law ...or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
You see anything in there about except as a judge or politician shall deem ?
I don't.

Every politician who votes for this should be considered in violation of oath of office and thrown out of said office window.  Except, if it be a ground floor office, they shall be conducted to a third-floor office for said defenestration.


Gerry N. said...

I read a Sci-Fi story, can't rememger where, about a planed colonized by ex Americans. Said planet called "New Texas" where killing politicians was not a crime as long as the "defendant" could prove the person shot was a politician, in office or not.

God knows I want to go there to live.

Gerry N.

Crotalus said...

Maybe it's time to use the 2A to defend the 1A

Windy Wilson said...

Please! Fourth floor! We want to minimize their suffering, even if they are politicians.

markm said...

Gerry: "Lone Star Planet" by H. Beam Piper. You can download it from Project Gutenberg.