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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 07:19 PM

21. I'll take legal analysis and history over his conspiracy theory.

 

There are journalist shield statutes in 32 states (others have created them judicially), with the oldest statute dating back to 1896. Are all of them about protecting the NSA too?

Who appointed Charles Pierce the Pope of Journalism? If he wants to excommunicate the vast majority of free press advocates, I guess he can reign over his kingdom of one.

Maybe Pierce can explain to James Risen how he had the constitutional right to not cooperate, regardless of what the legal system says.

Easy for an opinion columnist who doesn't do any actual reporting to sneer at the idea of protecting reporters' sources.

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