Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Schumer Revises Whistleblower Shield Bill After Wikileaks

Who will want to live in the United Stasi-land of Schumer, Lieberman and Mike Rogers(the one who calls for the execution of whistleblowers)?

I for one think this country is going to go to hell. These old schmucks don't know what the hell they are doing. The future of America seems like it will be dominated by the same dull, brutish and visionless minds of today. In contrast, Iceland sounds like a good place to be:

They are expanding journalistic freedom, not expanding the death march of their invading armies.

From The New York TImes.

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators who have been working on legislation providing greater protections to reporters who refuse to identify confidential sources are backpedaling from WikiLeaks, the Web site that recently disclosed more than 75,000 classified documents related to the Afghanistan war.

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Dianne Feinstein, Democrats of New York and California, are drafting an amendment to make clear that the bill’s protections extend only to traditional news-gathering activities and not to Web sites that serve as a conduit for the mass dissemination of secret documents. The so-called “media shield” bill is awaiting a vote on the Senate floor.

“WikiLeaks should not be spared in any way from the fullest prosecution possible under the law,” Mr. Schumer said in a statement. “Our bill already includes safeguards when a leak impacts national security, and it would never grant protection to a Web site like this one, but we will take this extra step to remove even a scintilla of doubt.”

Schumer of course can't like Wikileaks, because he likes the War on Terror so he can have American kids from Indiana blow apart with gattling guns the supposed Arab enemies of Israel all over Central Asia, that makes Chuckie Schumer happy, not Wikileaks, or journalistic freedom.

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