Saturday, April 5, 2008
Several Bush administration officials, including the Attorney General, are coming out in opposition to the "Free Flow of Information Act" (the federal reporter shield bill), sponsored by Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania). They allege that the bill's definition of "journalist" is overinclusive, and might allow bloggers to claim the reporter's privilege, and might even allow terrorists to shield themselves, thus compromising the war on terrorism. Other Bush administration officials opposing passage of the bill include National Intelligence Director Michael McConnell. Read more here.