Jason Lee Miller over at WebPro News released a blog post today stating that as far as the is concerned, bloggers, freelancers, independents, and nonprofit journalists are not “true journalists.” As such, they should not be protected from having to divulge their news sources if asked to by the government.
Wow. Really? Are we really here? God. I’m still reeling from this one. The US Government – or part of it – actually putting into words its desire to deem some Americans free to speak their mind and seek the truth without fear of having to put their sources in jeopardy while all but issuing those not wearing their US Press Pass a gag order (emphasis on the “gag”).
I can’t really put my disgust and frustration any better than Jason did – so here’s his take: