'We Shouldn't Be Putting Journalists in Jail': Fox News Reporter Faces Jail Time Unless She Reveals Sources
I can't believe they want to put this woman in jail. Protecting ones sources, as a journalist, is an absolute MUST. Without that protection then NO journalist anywhere in the US would be able to do their job.In the summer of 2012, James Holmes shot and killed 12 people and injured more than 50 others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. As the nation asked why, FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter was the first to break the story about a notebook Holmes sent a psychiatrist that detailed his plans for the rampage.
Holmes’ attorneys say Winter must give up her sources regarding the notebook because the leaked information hampers their client’s right to a fair trial. Winter is hoping a judge will uphold New York’s media shield law, which protects journalists from revealing sources. If the judge doesn’t, she’ll have to return to a Colorado court where she faces possible jail time.