Journalists seem concerned that a new proposed law in South Carolina to create a state registry of journalists might somehow violate the 1st Amendment.
Sheesh, all this new law does is create a database of names. There’s not even a waiting period or a prohibition against assault-journalists! And from the little we know about the law, it still allows Americans on the terror no-fly list to still publish their opinions. So, what’s the big deal?
SC rep proposes "registry" of responsible journalists. Govt takeover of media? #sctweets https://t.co/D9q5bq5LTG pic.twitter.com/dpSYstghKG
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) January 19, 2016
Good thing journalists already have a pretty good law on their side (RE: SC Responsible Journalism Registry bill). pic.twitter.com/HB6PVYL69L
— Andrew Knapp (@offlede) January 19, 2016
Actual bill proposed: “South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law” https://t.co/ZfAmc2nrmQ pic.twitter.com/4Fy67lMwyL
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) January 19, 2016
Full text of H. 4702 is not up yet. The summary is what is currently available. Working to get more details. pic.twitter.com/mhP6Ri3Jfb
— Gavin Jackson (@GavinJacksonPC) January 19, 2016
SC working on a "Responsible Journalism Registry Law" https://t.co/7SW2nUaFKw pic.twitter.com/fZKQKWIP0q
— ɹɐʌɐɥɔɾɐ (@ajchavar) January 19, 2016
nothing says “responsible” like a “journalism registry” https://t.co/hffNlwDqI6
— Azi (@Azi) January 19, 2016
Or maybe it’s because these same journos think it’s only the 2nd Amendment that needs common-sense reforms put in place?
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