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Lindsay Graham Says It's Debatable Whether Bloggers Deserve First Amendment Protections

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."

Source: National Journal. Read full article. (link)

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  • JasonTromm||

    Graham is a complete embarrassment to the people of the Great State of South Carolina. Can't wait to vote him out of office!

  • Ted Levy||

    "Lindsay Graham Says It's Debatable Whether Bloggers Deserve First Amendment Protections" Though apparently potentially dangerous to debate it online...

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