Now we find this same devout disciple of Marx, directing another curtailment of liberty. This liberty, however, is guaranteed in the constitution. Not only are they following the dictates of Marx, but they are showing their total lack of respect and regard for the constitution and rule of law by again saying the constitution be damned. The definition of journalist is just one more step to control the press. If this becomes law, the press will be under the total control of the federal government within ten years. The story:
A Senate panel on Thursday approved a measure defining a journalist, which had been an obstacle to broader media shield legislation designed to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal their sources.
The vote was 13-5 for defining a "covered journalist" as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years. It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist," who would be granted the privileges of the law.
What we know from history is once these types of definitions are made, the control follows. The constitution says no law can be made to abridge the freedom of the press or the freedom to report news. Once again the Marxist/Progressives either cannot read, or as in the past do not agree with what they do read and simply say, "THE CONSTITUTION BE DAMNED."