Dianne Feinstein Says No to Free Speech for Bloggers

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” ~ First Amendment

Dianne Feinstein wants to regulate free speech with an amendment to the Free Flow of Information Act. Don’t be fooled by the title. It means the exact opposite. They don’t want free flow of information.

Feinstein wants to define who a real reporter is and who gets the protection of the Shield Act. She doesn’t want bloggers to have free speech.

“I can’t support it if everyone who has a blog has a special privilege … or if Edward Snowden were to sit down and write this stuff, he would have a privilege. I’m not going to go there,” she said.

Feinstein introduced an amendment that defines a “covered journalist” as someone who gathers and reports news for “an entity or service that disseminates news and information.” The definition includes freelancers, part-timers and student journalists, and it permits a judge to go further and extend the protections to any “legitimate news-gathering activities.”

She says bloggers are not to be covered by the Shield law along with terrorists.

According to her, you are only a legitimate journalist if you on her list of news services.

Feinstein loves government spying, doesn’t love the Second Amendment, is a benefactor of crony corporatism and government favors. The only ones telling the truth about her are the blogs. Hmmm….

It is certainly in her interests to not allow free speech on the Internet.

Check out her bill to limit free press here

via Independent Journal

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