SCHUMER "SHIELD LAW" Destroys 1st Amendment Freedom of the Press...




Under the guise of shielding journalists from prosecution for failing to divulge their sources, Chuck Schumer is sponsoring and pushing a bill to register and license "chosen" journalists; that is, if this passes, the government will decide who IS a journalist (and has protection) and who isn't (and doesn't).

Can you say (Mafia-like) protection racket?  How much will it "cost" to dance with the vampires?

Matthew Boyle at Breitbart has the scoop today from Senator John Cornyn, who is "...lambasting a media 'shield law' proposed by New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer, potentially imperling its shot at passage..."

It's called the "Free Flow of Information Act," which has already "...passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, and he recently said he already has the 60 votes needed to pass the bill on the floor, according to Boyle and quotes Schumer saying:  “...We’ll get a few more Republicans, not many more, but we have the 60 votes..."

But, Boyle reports a Cornyn retort:

"...If he had the votes to pass it, it already would have been passed...This isn’t about passing legislation, this is about distracting the public’s attention and changing the subject from the failed policies of this administration. I think you could put this in that same category...”

According to Boyle:

"...Schumer's proposal would exempt a “covered journalist” from subpoenas and other legal requirements to expose their confidential sources in leak investigations and other areas. Other lawmakers have proposed similar ideas in the past, but the effort gained new momentum after a series of revelations about controversial tactics the Justice Department was using to target journalists...For instance, the Department of Justice secretly monitored Fox News reporter James Rosen in the course of a leak investigation, even claiming in a court filing he was a subject of investigation himself. In another instance, the government had secretly monitored numerous phone lines used by the Associated Press, including one in the U.S. Capitol..."

Boyle nails it with this.  According to Cornyn:

"...'They want to pick and choose which journalists are covered,' the Texan Republican told Breitbart News. 'In other words, if you’re a blogger they might not cover you, but if you work for the New York Times they might. Given the changes in the way we get information and the way we consume news, that really smacks to me in essence of government licensing who’s an official "journalist" for the purposes of a shield law and who’s not. If there is one thing I can glean from the First Amendment, it is that government should not be in the business of licensing the news media.'... In practice, defining who is considered a 'journalist' and protected under the law from having to disclose confidential sources is a thorny legal problem. On the one hand, the law's drafters don't want to provide blanket immunity to everyone. But anointing a government-approved class of scribes cuts against the nature of journalism, which almost by definition is frequently critical of the government..."

So, are you a writer, blogger, patriot, defender of the Constitution?  If so, and you are not licensed by the government under the stipulations of this legislation, you will not have "protected" status and are subject to prosecution, if the government presses you for your confidential sources and you do not provide them.

Think that will stifle free speech and "Freedom of the Press?"

The annointed "media," now exposed as the propaganda arm of the government elitists, already goose-steps in cadence with the Obamistas.  Note how easily they concede to a news blackout from the Obama administration.  Currently some journalists complain that Obama photographs are "staged."  Indeed, except for what independent/unaligned media captures outside the White House and from their screened propagandists, Published Obama photos taken at the White House, are those that are "approved."


Unless independent and constitutionalist journalists and patriot Constitutional protectors unite rapidly to defeat this, the ONLY media chosen by the government will have "protected" status and this will put an end to journalistic Freedom.

See the Boyle article HERE... 

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Comment by American Patriot on March 28, 2014 at 3:46pm

Ask one question to people from the White House on down to Schumer, Reid, Feinstein,Holder and all the other Leftists in Govt. How long have you been working for the Russians?  Read John Ball's book "The First Team". Very scary similarities.  Obama wants to get rid of cruise missiles, the A-10 Warthog to replace it with the F-35 which will not do the job. Deep cuts to our Military, Gun control etc.

 

Comment by Robert Wiley Chester on March 27, 2014 at 11:46pm

Right on Joe Bell - - I have been preaching SHORT Term Limits for years.  And recently added mandatory drug testing due to the large population of crack-heads in our Congress and polygraphing to weed out the terrorist/fascist/low-info/anti-American inclined nincompoops.  longer prison terms for those found guilty might also be helpful in reducing the massive Federal corruption & insane spending?

Comment by Joseph Bell on March 27, 2014 at 10:55pm

This is what we get when we do not win elections like we must do and get rid of all the Chuck Schumers we can when they run for election!

 The only way to do that, Is to get Congress to pass "term limits" ! Term limit them out as it is for most political office holders.

 Because their electorate keeps returning these bad apples to Congress time and time again, We must help these stupid voters out a little!

 It will take massive protests and us out in the streets to demand they term limit themselves out of office but we have no choice otherwise Chuck You Schumer will keep trying to destroy us all until he succeeds! 

Comment by Jack Coleman on March 27, 2014 at 9:47pm

Skip,

I sure agree with you.

Wish we could get more that felt the same way.

 

Comment by Skip Peters on March 27, 2014 at 8:40pm
Jack, I say as many as it takes to get rid of them. If the Constitution was up held there wouldn't be a need for the Congress or the Senate to be in session and turn a job from a part time job to a full time job. Turning the Fed into a agency creating job every elected official into a employee instead of a servant to the people and protecting them from our enemies. Our Founding Fathers created a living document meaning it lives on as long as the document has air to breath and freedom to work for the people. Remember we were told, we have a Republic if we can KEEP IT!
Comment by Jack Coleman on March 27, 2014 at 7:46pm

Skip,

I have been following Congresse's law making procedures for several years now, and if you count the number of times members of both houses have gone against their oath, most people would be dumb founded.

So far the 113th Congress alone has introduced 7,664 mostly unconstitutional bills, which would be in violation of their oath of office.

Question is how many time can you charge them with treason?

 

 

 

Comment by Skip Peters on March 27, 2014 at 7:05pm
Stanley, It seems your right about these two however if there is 60 votes that says there are more. I think the Congress feels it's to hard to up hold the Constitution, each of our elected officials take a Oath to up hold the Constitution, anyone that goes against that Oath Is guilty of treason to over through the very Oath they swear to uphold. When elected leaders take upon themselfs to go against that Oath there interning a attack, that line of destruction of the Constitution and that is treason. What is the next step to put a stop to this treason is for the people to protest in a peaceable manner if that is not heard by the elected leaders they then should be removed by the people buy any means possible. There is so many of the elected people in this country that has commented treason it well be a great job of taken everyone out of their jobs and placing them in Jail. Those that are stealing our freedoms for there own power need to be removed as fast as possible and jailed with out any chance of ever gainning release from jail, and if any have caused the death of another there should be a death penilty for these. They should lose their pension and for fit all there property to be sold and given back to the state and country. We need to do it fast and swiftly before any other people are lost be there attacks on the Constitution.
Comment by Jeanne Ballard on March 27, 2014 at 6:46pm

Find out which Republicans will vote for this crap and we can give them a vote (NO) in November

Comment by Ronald E. Rowley on March 27, 2014 at 6:43pm

Mr. Givens: You are absolutely correct in your analysis of Schumer, he's a swine.

Comment by tony newbill on March 27, 2014 at 5:49pm

Debrajoe Smith-Beatty for those who have been in Office to Long and are BREACHING the Liberties of the Constitution

Benjamin Franklin said:

 " Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security "

 That would make a great slogan for Constitutional Candidates to run on



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