View Poll Results: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

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  • 3 years or more in prison.

    9 39.13%
  • 2-3 years in prison

    3 13.04%
  • 1-2 years in prison

    2 8.70%
  • a year or less in jail

    0 0%
  • severe fines

    8 34.78%
  • lenient fines

    1 4.35%
  • permanently banned from journalism

    12 52.17%
  • community service

    6 26.09%
  • nothing

    0 0%
  • other/I do not know

    6 26.09%
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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    3 Years and close down their newspaper.
    Don't work out, work in.

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    The max the Law will allow.

    How hard is that?

    As retired Reporter and Politician even I have standards, but then I'm old school, from a time when integrity, and honesty meant more than anything else.

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    they get suspended and their boss takes their gun and badge until the arbitrator makes his ruling
    Doesn't seem like much of a punishment.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    They should be held accountable just like any/every other citizen - per the state/federal law. No more, no less.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    3 Years and close down their newspaper.
    Closing down a newspaper would not pass 1st Amendment muster if it were in the US.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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