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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    I voted No, but a brain and practicing to keep their own political beliefs out of the reporting would be nice.
    .....but, that would be the end of Faux News...

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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    No. In no way should the government have the power to limit free speech to those they judge to have "good moral character".

    The potential for abuse is much too great and what may pass for good moral character is actually a reporter who would write favorably of the politicians involved in vetting "good moral character" and which reporters the general public should "trust". I'll make up my own mind, thank you.
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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    I voted no but in some high risk events, a press pass should be required.

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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    The news has always had the ability to kill people. Technological advances only give it more potential for such.

    It's just like firearms - in the wrong hands, used incorrectly, it can be deadly.

    Although, the news obviously has less potential to cause death/harm.
    Can you give an example of how the news has the ability to kill people?

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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I will never support a government controlled and regulated "journalistic license" of any kind.

    Now, a private accreditation agency, issuing licenses/certificates to journalists who meet their standardsÖthatís a whole different story.
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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    LOL whatever I call that tomato "twomato"

    any fear of corruption/conspiracies over the government doing it can be equal to any corporation doing it
    That's why their shouldn't be any type of license of this sort at all.

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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    No there shouldn't be a LAW that requires journalists to obtain a license. Although it would be nice to see new stations themselves require their journalists to not suck. Yeah I am talking about those stupid 24 hour news stations.

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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Can you give an example of how the news has the ability to kill people?
    that easy, remember how haroldo was kicked out for giving away the position of troops? that could have easily got people killed
    that wife was killed when she decided to do a live intervew, husband saw where she was, showed up and shot her died

    news can EASILY kill people but i dont think that mattered to my answer
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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    That's why their shouldn't be any type of license of this sort at all.
    lke i said im fine with the license if its about checking your back ground because you have "access" to information and locations that normal citizens wouldnt I am not for the liscense just to have one to control freedom of speech.
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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    that easy, remember how haroldo was kicked out for giving away the position of troops? that could have easily got people killed
    that wife was killed when she decided to do a live intervew, husband saw where she was, showed up and shot her died

    news can EASILY kill people but i dont think that mattered to my answer
    That's just silly.

    You are blaming the news for the choices of others?

    If the military wants something to remain top secret, then it shouldn't be let out. If people want to murder over what happens on the news, then that is their responsibility.

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