Local police department in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. creates their own "Most Wanted" list, posting the pictures and accused crimes on the internet. All of these people are to be considered "dangerous" despite being accused of nonviolent crimes and oh yeah...being innocent until proven guilty! To make matters worse, the local Patch (online newspaper/community bulletin board and project of Huff Post) _re-posts_ the names, photos, and warrant information of these people to the community.Read more »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks and news and gossip sites including the Huffington Post and Drudge Report, according to a government document.Read more »
Reason.tv's Producer Jim Epstein's Arrest on June 22, 2011.Read more »
"When Vargas was 12 and living in the Philippines, his mother took him to the airport and sent him to California to live with his grandparents, he said. He didn't know about his citizenship status until four years later, when he applied for a driver's permit and handed a clerk his green card. 'This is fake,' a Department of Motor Vehicles clerk said, according to Vargas' account. 'Don't come back here again.'"Read more »
While this is jaw-dropping; it also raises a huge question: Who else?Read more »
Bloggers can be journalists (and journalists can be bloggers). We're battling for legal and institutional recognition that if you engage in journalism, you're a journalist, with all of the attendant rights, privileges, and protections.Read more »
"You Should Be Following His Example" To American Media - Ex CIA analyst tells CNN to its face that they are nothing more than white house stenographers!Read more »
A Michigan lawmaker wants to register reporters to ensure they’re credible and have “good moral character.”
State Sen. Bruce Patterson is introducing legislation that will regulate reporters much as the state regulates hairdressers, auto mechanics and plumbers. Patterson, who also practices constitutional law, says the general public is being overwhelmed by an increasing number of media outlets -- traditional, online and citizen generated -- and an even greater amount of misinformation.Read more »
A reality show about Steven Seagal as a reserve sheriff’s deputy meets the legal definition of news, so its producers are protected by a journalism shield law, a Louisiana judge has ruled.Read more »
A new bill that would protect media sources who don't reveal classified sources is also defining what a journalist actually is, and guess what? Its not a very broad definition.Read more »
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