Tuesday, November 22, 2005

National Journalist Shield Law: Bad 

A national shield law to protect journalists from having to reveal their sources of leaked classified information would just make journalism even more political than it already is:
it would enshrine into law a political culture in which leaking to the press is the preferred method to settle scores and undermine policies without being held accountable.
And, obviously, it would give reports special rights and immunities in the legal system. They'd be citizens plus. That's not what this country is founded on.

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