Thursday, October 01, 2009
Obama flips, opposes media shield law
by Larry Geller
The New York Times reports today White House officials told congressional leaders they opposed the legislation pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee that would shield reporters from jail time for failing to reveal sources. The Times cites "several people involved with the negotiations." [Editor & Publisher, White House Wants Fewer Protections in Shield Law, 10/1/2009]
Sheesh. Obama was indeed born in Hawaii, but he left. If he hadn’t, I suggest we’d have to kick him out.
Hawaii has a shiny new shield law, by the way, that was recently tested. The proposed federal law that our prez wants to gut would apply to federal cases, not at the state level, the articles say.