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

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    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.
    Thats already regulated in a sense. I as a normal citizen can't go up, and ask to have journalist access to a white house presser, I would be laughed at and turned away. You have to have a press pass from a major news source, such as a news station, newspaper, magazine. It's not like anybody with a blog can get access to information that would require a press pass.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Thats already regulated in a sense. I as a normal citizen can't go up, and ask to have journalist access to a white house presser, I would be laughed at and turned away. You have to have a press pass from a major news source, such as a news station, newspaper, magazine. It's not like anybody with a blog can get access to information that would require a press pass.
    I understand that but what is required to get a press pass? Im sure some places are tighter than others but ive been given a "press pass" from my friend that works at a radio station to gain access backstage to an event.

    Just saying it should be regulated in some matter but NOT regulated in a manner that interferes with free speech
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    Re: Should you need a license to be a journalist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    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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    no YOU are being silly you asked a question i answered just because you dont like the answer doesnt mean its not true

    you didnt ask if the news has any ablity to and the answer is factually YES but like i said that has nothing to do with my answer to the poll
    PURE STUPIDITY 1.) Glenn Beck doesnt lie. 2.) Obama is Jesus like 3.) Sara Palin is so smart & shes a great speaker. 4.) Obama does just about everything perfect. 5.) Fox doesn' t lean right 6.) Pro-Choice is no different than Pro-Slavery 7.) MSNBC doesn't lean left. 8.) What TSA does is no different than sexual assault & child porn.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    I understand that but what is required to get a press pass? Im sure some places are tighter than others but ive been given a "press pass" from my friend that works at a radio station to gain access backstage to an event.

    Just saying it should be regulated in some matter but NOT regulated in a manner that interferes with free speech
    It's what we have to live with as a free speech country. Though I'm assuming a press pass to a concert is a hell of a lot easier to get than a press pass to the Pentagon.

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

    "Regulated in some manner"....elaborate, please.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's what we have to live with as a free speech country. Though I'm assuming a press pass to a concert is a hell of a lot easier to get than a press pass to the Pentagon.
    of course but that doesnt change that it should be regulated in some manner just not in the manner of infringing on free speech
    PURE STUPIDITY 1.) Glenn Beck doesnt lie. 2.) Obama is Jesus like 3.) Sara Palin is so smart & shes a great speaker. 4.) Obama does just about everything perfect. 5.) Fox doesn' t lean right 6.) Pro-Choice is no different than Pro-Slavery 7.) MSNBC doesn't lean left. 8.) What TSA does is no different than sexual assault & child porn.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    of course but that doesnt change that it should be regulated in some manner just not in the manner of infringing on free speech
    I don't think you can do that. It's just something we have to live with as a free speech country. It's ultimately for the best.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    no YOU are being silly you asked a question i answered just because you dont like the answer doesnt mean its not true.
    I didn't say it's silly because I didn't like your answer; I said it's silly because it is silly.

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    you didnt ask if the news has any ablity to and the answer is factually YES but like i said that has nothing to do with my answer to the poll
    You can motivate people with words to commit certain actions, but ultimately the responsibility of those actions rests with the people who commit them. If I persuade you to murder someone, you will be the one who gets charged with murder, not me. I wouldn't even be an accessory unless I helped you do it.

    I see no reason to blame the news for doing its job. Journalism is supposed to be intrusive and answer-seeking. If the government or military don't want journalists reporting the facts, then they will do what they can to prevent access, as we are seeing in Iraq and Afghanistan with the control of the media. They learned from Vietnam what televised wars can do.

    Licensing is only a method of censorship. i.e. you can't publish stories unless you are registered by the state. And who controls the registration process? The State. And who decides the criteria for registration? The State. It's an infringement on the First Amendment.

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

    I dont know what the manner should be, one more aligned with checking your background like that of a goverment job like a SF 86 but NOT in a manner of infringin on free speech.
    PURE STUPIDITY 1.) Glenn Beck doesnt lie. 2.) Obama is Jesus like 3.) Sara Palin is so smart & shes a great speaker. 4.) Obama does just about everything perfect. 5.) Fox doesn' t lean right 6.) Pro-Choice is no different than Pro-Slavery 7.) MSNBC doesn't lean left. 8.) What TSA does is no different than sexual assault & child porn.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    I dont know what the manner should be, one more aligned with checking your background like that of a goverment job like a SF 86 but NOT in a manner of infringin on free speech.
    The proposed law would necessarily infringe upon free speech, because if you aren't a licensed journalist then creating your own newsletter with your news stories would be against the law.

    Anyone should be allowed to publish news. That's freedom of the press and freedom of speech.

    I frankly don't know why you support this kind of ridiculous legislation.

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