...THE OPPOSITE of the acts title... i.e. Patriot Act & Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) noun - don't care about your health, service rationing, death panels, is not affordable, illegal of you to pay for real healthcare outside rationed services, privileged classes, abortion services forcibly funded by you, DRASTIC increases in insurance premiums, etc....aka affordable healthcare... in classic Orwellian double speak..
FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION ACT
aka Censorship and Control of Information Act
Schumer’s “Free Flow of Information Act” passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, and he recently said he already has the 60 votes needed to pass the bill on the floor. “We’ll get a few more Republicans, not many more, but we have the 60 votes,” Schumer told reporters in New York last week.
The Department of Justice secretly monitored Fox News reporter James Rosen in the course of a leak investigation, even claiming in a court filing he was a subject of investigation himself. In another instance, the government had secretly monitored numerous phone lines used by the Associated Press, including one in the U.S. Capitol.
They want to pick and choose which journalists are covered. If you’re a blogger they might not cover you, but if you work for the New York Times they might. Given the changes in the way we get information and the way we consume news, that really smacks to me in essence of government licensing who’s an official ‘journalist’ for the purposes of a shield law and who’s not.
The First Amendment
Of course the globalist government should not be in the business of licensing the news media. Defining who is considered a “journalist” and protected under the law from having to disclose confidential sources is a legal problem but the law's drafters don't want to provide blanket immunity to everyone. But anointing a government-approved journalist, which almost by definition is frequently critical of the globalists government. Totally inconsistent with the notion of a free press and the First Amendment, that pesky U.S. Constitution.
The bill, would exempt journalists from being subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury if they witness a crime. For example, if you’ve witnessed a crime taking place, you or I would both have to respond to a grand jury subpoena and come to testify to what we’ve seen. This idea of saying you could have information about a crime and you are immunized to having to partake in a basic act of American citizenship strikes me as pretty odd to say the least.
The Bill's Timing
of course, Barry (Obama) Soetero backs the bull – aimed at alleviating criticism of his (loosely called) 'Justice' Department’s secret attainment of Associated Press phone conversations and the administration’s similar actions against Fox News’s James Rosen. It was essentially an attempt to deflect... from the Department of Justice and this administration... the criticism they were taking [from] James Rosen and other main stream journalists.
Schumer - Globalist Minion
The mere fact that Schumer is the one pushing this bill is something that should send alarm bells. This New York based globalist minion, openly declared war on the Tea Party in a Center for American Progress speech earlier this year.
The bill would certainly exclude bloggers and citizen journalists (and anyone with a cellphone camera and posting you tube and reporting elsewhere) and other new media practitioners, those who may practice journalism but NOT employed full time, by a major newspaper or television network, from being globalist-defined “journalists.”
Remember the Fairness Doctrine, and whether they would go after talk radio. Talk radio, air wave or internet or now satellite is a threat because there is too much for the globalists to control.
FCC Monitors in Newsrooms
The FCC’s recent discussion about placing monitors in newsrooms, you begin to see that the globalists administration wants to control the information that people get and particularly any information that might be critical of them – which is, as you pointed out in the first instance... the function of a free press: to give people unbiased and factual information they can use to make their own decisions, not to collaborate with government in squashing speech that people find unfavorable...Nuff said?
...“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Rep. John Conyers. “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”