A California court decides blogs don't qualify as "journalism". Then Bradley Smith, says current law requires the FEC to regulate the political speech of bloggers. And now a new bill before Congress "sharply circumscribes the definition of who's a journalist -- and appears to explicitly exclude bloggers and other non-traditional online journalists."
"In a world where anyone can be a journalist, we can't let government or Big Media decide who has the right to inform the public about matters of interest or urgency."
The priesthood should be dissolving, not gaining strength -- yet rulings and legislation like these move things in precisely the wrong direction."