[ExI] ExI] are we publishing?
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu May 30 00:42:17 UTC 2019
Can this forum become a journalists’ hangout? Then if so, are we extended
all US first amendment rights?
Yeah. Just what is the 'press'? No license. No degree necessary. No
And maybe someone can explain what rights are in the press part of the
second amendment that aren't covered in the first? When the Bill of Rights
was written, probably they did not think of writing as speech, but if
burning flags is speech, then written material should be too. Gang?
On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 6:51 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> Greetings fellow journalists,
> It’s weird on multiple levels. I am watching the simmering debate on
> Julian Assange. In the USA, we tend to extend US Constitutional rights to
> foreign nationals in many cases, so they don’t really quite know what to do
> with that whole freedom of the press/speech business. I see some arguing
> that Assange is not a real journalist, so freedom of the press doesn’t
> apply to him. But I see nothing in that first amendment that says anything
> about journalists. That word isn’t even there.
> So I look around for a definition of the term journalist, and if there is
> some kind of professional license or something (there isn’t.) But I see
> posters here and there say things about “recognized journalist” so, well OK
> then. Can we all recognize each other as journalists? Can this forum
> become a journalists’ hangout? Then if so, are we extended all US first
> amendment rights?
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