Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout
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Rep. Eric Swalwell of California and two other Democrats have introduced a bill which would give members of the media special protection. This is ridiculous.
The Hill reports:
Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media
Three Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a Journalist Protection Act that intends to designate “certain attacks on those reporting the news” as a federal crime.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
It was originally introduced by Swalwell in February 2018 when the House was under Republican control. Democrats officially took back the House this January.
“The Journalist Protection Act makes it a federal crime to intentionally cause bodily injury to a journalist affecting interstate or foreign commerce in the course of reporting or in a manner designed to intimidate him or her from newsgathering for a media organization,” reads the Tuesday press release.
“It represents a clear statement that assaults against people engaged in reporting is unacceptable, and helps ensure law enforcement is able to punish those who interfere with newsgathering.”
Yeah, right. Journalists are under attack. That must be why the Covington teenager Nick Sandmann, who was targeted by the media is now suing CNN for $275 million dollars.
But Democrats think the liberal media is the real victim in America today. Unreal.