Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an urgency that lawmakers are finding hard to ignore as they turn to writing the bill.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., took on the issue—and stumbled.
“Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves,” he said. “Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.”
ntrcsr7 note – Lindsey Graham is a duly elected public official and his charter comes from the very constitution that he and the rest of our politicians in this country seem so intent on destroying, The very least of what they are attempting is treason against the only truly free country in the world besides Israel of whom they would do well to take a lesson. The question has been asked, do bloggers deserve constitutional protection? I have an answer for Lindsey Graham: My charter, which is not from the constitution, but from God Himself, is higher than Lindsey Grahams charter ever thought about being. If Lindsey Graham and his fellow duly elected public officials would like to read my charter from God himself, it can be found in the Bible book of Ezekiel in the 33rd chapter, verses 1-9. I did not find this on my own but God Himself directed me to this section of His Word after someone called me a prophet and I asked Jehovah God if it were true. He said no, you are not a prophet, what you are is one of my watchmen on the wall. God told me what I was to do and this is what I now do. There Lindsey Graham, you have the answer to your question.