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  •  Down We Go (11+ / 0-)

    So the news cartel lets the government get another precedent of a jailed/compelled journalist, because that journalist's publisher doesn't meet their standards (that they don't really uphold) - and maybe just out of competitive spite. Which undermines trust of journalism even more. So the next journalist the government can compel can be less shabby - until any journalist can be compelled to reveal any source for any pretext.

    Miller was the big step. As much as I hated her, and wanted her lying sources to suffer, the shield was bigger than her and even the Iraq War. These little steps are the mortar around bricks like that which  makes the wall permanent.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 01:04:26 PM PDT

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    •  This. (2+ / 0-)
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      daeros, mikejay611

      There's a bigger picture and it seems few people are capable of seeing it.

      It's natural to try to protect people we like and causes we care about.

      But fighting for absolute rights, like freedom of the press, is a fight for all of us, even when the parties of any given battle may be very unattractive.

      We forget that at our peril.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 11:50:26 PM PDT

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