Blogging around America just received vindication and respect, as the 9th Circuit overturned a lower federal court ruling yanking away 1st Amendment protections for Blogger Crystal Cox. The 9th Circuit said the issues she raised IS OF PUBLIC Interest and that Crystal Cox is entitled to "Freedom of the Press" protections.
You can see the background on one of my previous D's here of "Volokh 1st Amendment Motion Defending Blogger Crystal Cox"; which is on the subject and how UCLA Law Professor Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy Blog, along with his co-counsel Benjamin Souede of Alexi Law Group LLC, took on Blogger Crystal Cox's case "pro bono".
Special interests and main stream media know they are at risk in their dominance and propaganda efforts, due to contemporary social media outlets. - Facebook, Twitter, Blogs etc., etc., ARE the real main stream media outlets of modern day.
Professor's Turley's Blog story "Fed Ct: Bloggers Have Same First Amendment Rights As Journalists" blames POTUS Obama and Senator Feinstein for trying to restrict issues. I take issue with JT's Blog attack upon our POTUS; but I do agree, and have my very own personal bone to pick with Senator Feinstein (who believes "Freedom of the Press" is okay to get her elected; but not to point out her faults as "the elected").