media-controlDave Hodges

The Common Sense Show

The alternative media is having a dramatic impact on the worldview of the country, so much so, that the US Senate is legislating against the only objective media left in the country.

It is a well known fact that Senator Diane Feinstein wants your guns and now she wants control over your words. Feinstein believes that a proposed media shield law should be applied only to those she refers to as  “real reporters.” Feinstein chastises other reporters as being “basement-dwelling, pajama-clad bloggers with no professional credentials”

At issue is that the government could soon decide who is a journalist and who is not. Feinstein introduced an amendment, to Senate bill 558, 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.” In the definition introduced in Feinstein’s amendment, somebody writing for a small town paper with a circulation of 30 would receive First Amendment protections, but quality news people such as Steve Quayle, John Stadtmiller, Jeff Rense, Doug Hagmann, Stan Deyo, Michael Edwards, Alex Jones, George Noory and Matt Drudge would not be considered journalists and therefore, the First Amendment would not apply to this group of aforementioned newsmen. With the passage of this amendment, our sources would not be privileged and many of our sources would dry up. But Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper can take bribes from the CIA to not cover certain stories, yet Feinstein thinks they deserve protection as authentic journalists. Award winning journalist, Amber Lyon, quit CNN because of the CIA and CNN’s complicity in obfuscating the truth from the American people, for a price. Obviously, journalistic integrity means nothing to someone like Feinstein. READ MORE…

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One Response to “Congress Moves To Outlaw the Alternative Media”

  1. gmo2ashes says:

    Feinstein (a member of well-known cult) is essentially attempting to re-write the Constitution, however, the definition of a “covered journalist” is so broad in scope, it could apply to anyone who opens their mouth in a small crowd.

    As for online alternative news channels, websites and blogs, some of these destinations have 10’s of thousands of readers – far more than the requisite 30 subscribers needed to qualify as a “legitimate” news source.

    Problem is, the majority public has been taught to accept and applaud any atrocity perpetrated by the so-called symbols of government authority.

    re:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tznR4wPeS4M