The Rocky Mountain News has come out in full favor of full First Amendment rights for bloggers:
This nation that so enshrines free expression still hasn’t decided for certain whether bloggers should have the same leeway that, ahem, newspaper editorials and other traditional forms of opinion enjoy. Fortunately, Congress will soon have an opportunity to give Web blogs more durable First Amendment protection.
In the coming days, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Tex., is set to introduce The Blogger Protection Act of 2008. The bill would enact in law regulations that were handed down two years ago by the Federal Election Commission regarding bloggers and campaign finance laws.
The editorial concludes, “The Blogger Protection Act would tell the FEC – not to mention the courts – that such blatant attacks on political expression violate the First Amendment, and cannot prevail.”