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Corporate News Sacrifices Wikileaks to Get ‘Shield Law’

Corporate News Sacrifices Wikileaks to Get ‘Shield Law’from techdirt: A few weeks ago, we noted, with some disappointment, that the politicians who had been pushing for a much needed federal shield law for journalism, Senators Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein, were taking the politically expedient route of adding a specific amendment designed to keep Wikileaks out of the bill's protections. Apparently, a bunch of newspaper folks have stepped forward to support this move. Douglas Lee, at The First Amendment Center has an opinion piece calling those people out for sacrificing their overall principles just to get the shield law approved... It is the nature of politics today to compromise principles to get things through, but this move certainly seems unfortunate - and one that I imagine many news organizations will regret down the road.

#PumpUpThaVolume: September 18, 2020