September 14, 2013

MICHAEL WALSH ON THAT LOUSY SENATE “SHIELD” LAW: “As I’ve written elsewhere, under the guise of ‘protection,’ the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party is moving toward its real goal of licensing journalists and creating an American version of Britain’s Official Secrets Act. The Senate bill has nothing to do with protecting journalists, and everything to do with the Government Class protecting itself from those who would expose its activities. Having successfully co-opted what used to be the national media — so much so that there is now a veritable revolving door between Washington and old-media institutions — Congress now seeks to shut down via exclusion all those who do not toe the party line. And if you don’t believe me, just ask Senator Dianne Feinstein.”

My thoughts on the subject are here. And, to a related degree, here.