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 ?
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.