Sen. Feinstein told the press this week that the job of Congress should be to protect to “real reporters” and not a 17-year-old with his own website. “I can’t support it if everyone who has a blog has a special privilege… or if Edward Snowden were to sit down and write this stuff, he would have a privilege. I’m not going to go there,” she said.
Drudge fired back on Twitter, perhaps thinking he might fall in the “17-year-old with his own website” category.
As the media shield bill stands now, journalists and bloggers will be protected from being forced to testify about their work whether they work for an established media brand or not. But those legal protections will not extend websites like Wikileaks, which aim to leak “primary-source documents… without authorization.”
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