Resolution threatens to prosecute journalists who don’t print government

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Quote from the article…

“It’s outrageous,” Snyder said. “It sounds like there are some folks who need a basic civics education. It’s a fundamental principle underlying the First Amendment that the government can’t prosecute a journalist for reporting facts. It would be laughable if it weren’t so simultaneously chilling. This is really beyond the pale.”

Sounds like that’s exactly the problem…many journalists these days aren’t reporting “facts” but instead are printing their interpretations of abbreviated parts of facts.

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From the article…
“the press as a really important part of our democracy”.
And this article is from The Washington Post? Should have put this post in the “Humorous” section.
And, we don’t live in a “democracy”. The person calling for a civics lesson should take a civics lesson.

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^^^ all of what he said.

And yet there’s also this…

“Under no circumstances is the media allowed to glean information and selectively report it in order to interpret the results for their own means,” the resolution reads.

Can’t say that isn’t happening every day, just look at how the media spins self-defense stories and cherry-picks crime and gun stats to make guns look like the problem.

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WAPO won’t let me read it unless I unblock the adds… Do any of you have a link about it from another source?

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I rest my case…

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There you go

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Outline is your friend.

https://outline.com/nxWpt5

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“Any outlet that disobeys would face legal charges — though the proposal doesn’t specify which law an offending organization would be accused of violating.” https://outline.com/nxWpt5

So, you violated something, we don’t know what, but…

Sounds insane to me.

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