FEINSTEIN: "You're NOT A Real Journalist Unless You Draw A Salary"Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 12:19
FEINSTEIN: "You're NOT A Real Journalist Unless You Draw A Salary"
August 9, 2013
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.