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2019-10-16 Home Front: Culture Wars
Democrats Want to Make It a Federal Crime to Threaten Journalists
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-16 13:47|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6498 views ]  Top

#1 That will quickly shut down Antifa if enforced.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-10-16 13:53||   2019-10-16 13:53|| Front Page Top

#2 There will be only demoncrat approved journalists that will be protected by this.

Everyone else won't be considered a "journalist" by the left and fair game.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-16 14:13||   2019-10-16 14:13|| Front Page Top

#3 Naturally we will need some kind of journalist certification to keep bloggers and lesser folks from qualifying.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-10-16 14:44||   2019-10-16 14:44|| Front Page Top

#4 Shitshow, Part 132.

Now these maroons are trying to define legal privileges for quasi-feudal estates.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-16 15:06||   2019-10-16 15:06|| Front Page Top

#5 Are left wing "Propagandists" like CNN "Journalists"???

No.
Posted by Phaick Uneretle6310 2019-10-16 15:12||   2019-10-16 15:12|| Front Page Top

#6 It wasn't already a crime? I thought threatening people was - are journalists not people? I guess I wasted the opportunity for all those years - better get to it right away before the window closes.
Posted by Glenmore 2019-10-16 15:38||   2019-10-16 15:38|| Front Page Top

#7 They have long been trying to make journalists a special class of privileged citizen, with more rights than anyone else. I never in my life thought we would see the emergence of aristocracy, but we might well soon.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-10-16 16:58||   2019-10-16 16:58|| Front Page Top

#8 The Fourth estate is now part of the new First Estate.

To our new aristocrats, that First Estate is defined as a permanent Overclass of interlocking

- politicos, exec branch bureaucrats, lobbyists
- Wall Street and corporate C-level execs
- Silicon Valley and Hollywood and academic virtue-signalers.

Each now aspires to do the work of the others.

Business titans now posture and preen about their woke cultural bona fides as if they're running for city council in a college town.

Idiot politicians like Schiff aspire to be screenwriters.
Slightly less stupid, failed politicos like Obama trade influence for plum positions as movie producers in multi-million $$$ sweetheart deals with media companies.
Others spend their time not writing laws but in shaping the "narrative"-- cf the BS "impeachment inquiry" that's now been redefined by Pelosi downward, yet again, to mean an open-ended vague expedition to "find the truth" -- instead of a normal legislative procedure leading to a trial in the Senate.

And now the final absurdity: a proposal that "journalists"- as if that term still carries any distinct meaning-- be accorded the same legal protections as the President.

The Shitshow is entering its Baroque Phase.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-16 17:29||   2019-10-16 17:29|| Front Page Top

#9 "I claim the immunity of a herald." (or clergy) (or doctor) (or ...)

The problem is that as soon as you stop being neutral then you merit the same degree of immunity as any other combatant: None.
Posted by magpie 2019-10-16 17:29||   2019-10-16 17:29|| Front Page Top

#10 Who's a "journalist"?

Is Fred a "journalist"? Joe Mendiola? Are we 'burgers all "journalists"?

Well, why not: I publish stuff online. I write stuff in a text box, hit 'Submit', and voila! I'm a published journalist.

Besides, there's more thought behind our scribblings than in a week's worth of NYT or WaPo or Politico.com stenographic efforts.

We aggregate others' stuff? So do they. They cut 'n' paste the same g-damned cliche headlines and talking points as 100 other left-leaning Shitshow tent-masters.

They don't validate their screeds with proper sourcing-- look at the rolling Kavanaugh libel-Shitshow and the blatant lies they've printed out of nothing at all.

If they're going to routinely lie and slander and libel, then they don't get any privileges -- no First Amendment or other special press-related presumptions, nothing that we don't get.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-16 17:48||   2019-10-16 17:48|| Front Page Top

#11 Well, there goes my chance to tell Jim Acosta 'eat a bag of dicks' and do it unscathed.
Posted by Raj 2019-10-16 17:57||   2019-10-16 17:57|| Front Page Top

#12 send him one
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-16 18:10||   2019-10-16 18:10|| Front Page Top

#13 ^This is why the Internet was invented, folks!
Posted by Raj 2019-10-16 19:31||   2019-10-16 19:31|| Front Page Top

#14 Just trying to help ;-)
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-16 19:57||   2019-10-16 19:57|| Front Page Top

#15 I thought everyone was equal before the law. Why journalists?
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2019-10-16 20:15||   2019-10-16 20:15|| Front Page Top

#16 How bout make it also a federal crime, to report bullshit news.
Posted by bbrewer126 2019-10-16 21:38||   2019-10-16 21:38|| Front Page Top

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