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  1. #1 I AM A JOURNALIST. SO ARE YOU. 
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    More from journalist Pitt!!!


    Sat Sep 21, 2013, 05:40 PM
    WilliamPitt

    I AM A JOURNALIST. SO ARE YOU.

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    If you decide to be.

    The average Americans who joined the Occupy protests, witnessed police brutality, filmed it with their phones, and uploaded those images to the internet for all to see ARE JOURNALISTS.

    Someone with a no-name nothing blog who chooses to follow and cover the news, offer information and analysis to inform others, IS A JOURNALIST.

    The title is bestowed on anyone seeking to give people information they didn't have before. Thanks to the modern printing press known as the internet, we can all do that. If we do, WE ARE JOURNALISTS.

    Arguments to the contrary not only piss on both the letter and spirit of the First Amendment, but mightily empower the bullshit factory that is modern "mainstream" news.

    The most important reporting happening today is being done by tinkers, tailors, teachers, baristas, bricklayers, truck drivers, cabbies, and all the other people from every walk of life who didn't go to J-school and don't work for a media company owned by five rich guys you'll never meet. That reporting has changed the world, and will continue to do so, so long as they are free to do it.

    The government CAN NOT be allowed to decide who is and is not a journalist. Arguments in favor of such a view are just another chapter in the ongoing blizzard of nonsense from the-government-is-always-right power-worshippers who have to defend everything this government does, no matter how preposterous.

    I am a journalist. So are you, if you choose to be, and if you dedicate yourself to it.

    Period, end of file.


    We are all journalists!!!! Yay! Well...there are a few exceptions...



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    Sat Sep 21, 2013, 06:03 PM
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    16. I agree with this view.



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    No one at fox news is a journalist. Rush is not a journalist. Drudge is not a journalist. But, any one of them can be, if they chose to.

    A simple solution is negating of shield laws.

    The government should not get to define who gets covered by shield laws based on some arbitrary system.

    May the FORCE be with you!
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    No one at fox news is a journalist. Rush is not a journalist. Drudge is not a journalist. But, any one of them can be, if they chose to.
    Just when I thought these people couldn't get any stupider they say something like this.

    Oh, and word to Pitt and his cast of clowns, it's Democrats who are pushing for this nonsense.
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    Actually, I think Wee Willie should write a big letter to Dianne Feinstein proclaiming that everyone is a journalist. She seems to disagree with Boston's resident expert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Actually, I think Wee Willie should write a big letter to Dianne Feinstein proclaiming that everyone is a journalist. She seems to disagree with Boston's resident expert.

    Dear Undocmented Journalist.


    Let difi look up the term JOURNAL-IST in her dictionary if she owns one.

    Ben Franklin...quite the journalist....didnt WORK for anyone...

    let em BRING IT ON!


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    Dear Mr Pitt and Mr Leopold: journalists both.

    Has it been 72 business hours yet?
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    The government CAN NOT be allowed to decide who is and is not a journalist.
    A liberal's wet dream is when the government makes every decision for it's citizens.
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