[fb_import_img url=”https://jmc.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/fb_import_intg_1374858695_7349-1-1.jpg” class=”lightbox” ] “Where are Snowden’s defenders? As of Monday, the editorial pages of the Times and the Washington Post, the two most influential papers in the country, hadn’t even addressed the Obama Administration’s decision to charge Snowden with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and one count of theft.”
Demonizing Edward Snowden: Which Side Are You On?
by Jim McIntosh | Jun 25, 2013 | Musings | 2 comments
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Deamonizing the press: which side are you on?
It is, I think, forcing the question concerning just who is the “press.” The mainstream press would prefer that it just be them. Anyone with a blog is a publisher, but are they the press qualifying for first amendment protections?
According to Wikipedia, “In Lovell v. City of Griffin (1938), Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes defined ‘press’ as ‘every sort of publication which affords a vehicle of information and opinion.'” Sometimes I get the sense that some people wish the definition were not defined so widely.