Did Dick Durbin just hint that Bloggers and Tweeters aren't worthy of 1st Amendment rights? #FoxNewsSunday—
Sean O (@Sean_for_3) May 26, 2013
Sen. Durbin (D-Ill.) hit “Fox News Sunday” this morning.
The senator apparently whipped out the “real journalist” card.
Oh my —-> On Fox News Durbin asks if bloggers and tweeters are journalists and entitled to constitutional protection—
CounterJihadReport (@CounterJihadRp) May 26, 2013
Durbin on shield bill: "What is a journalist 2day? Does it include someone who's a blogger. Does it include someone who is tweeting." Hmm.—
Alan Ota (@Alankota) May 26, 2013
Durbin on Fox News Sunday: "The question is what is a journalist today…does it include someone tweeting?"—
Elise Foley (@elisefoley) May 26, 2013
Unbelievable. Sorry, “just bloggers,” perhaps no protection for you!
Durbin was taking a page from Juan Williams’ book, huh? Remember, he extolled the virtues of “real journalists,” while slamming “just bloggers.” Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin offered up an epic Teachable Moment for him and citizens continued the schooling on Twitter. Perhaps the same must be done for Sen. Durbin?
The Constitution is selective now, evidently.
Was ben franklin a journalist or just a printer? Would he have first amendment protection? Durbin is selecting who gets freedom of the press—
Shep (@Kwills11) May 26, 2013
Who does Dick 'the dinosaur' Durbin think he is? He thinks he's smarter than we are? #congressionalHog
Bingo. Such is life in the self-aggrandizing beltway bubble.
Dear Sen. Durbin: It is often “just bloggers” who do the jobs that many in the media refuse to do. But, they can’t be bought off by glazed donuts, lame photo montage jokes or a “charm offensive,” can they?
In a nutshell: