| Tuesday May 31st 2016

Freedom of press takes HUGE blow. Congress passes bill that forces reporters to reveal sources in “national security” cases. Obama WILL sign.

reporterThe White House, key senators and media representatives have reached a compromise on legislation to protect reporters from being forced to disclose their confidential sources in federal court.

Senate supporters of the so-called media shield bill said Friday that the deal gives the government authority to override those rights in certain national security cases.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said the agreement “strikes the right balance between national security concerns and the public’s right to know.” He said it would preserve a strong defense for reporters trying to protect sources while making sure the government can do its job of protecting citizens.

Right, because they’ll never abuse the national security horse.


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