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The Republican Party of Michigan had better put a stop to this before the Democrats take up the idea. Bruce Patterson (R) Canton introduced bill 1323, Establish "Michigan Registered Reporter" registration and screening" on May 11th, 2010.
This is the type of thing that really ticks off the tea party people. The idea that our lawmakers are supposed to protect us from ourselves. NO! You lawmakers are supposed to protect our rights and our borders, pay the bills on legitimate spending set forth in the Constitution AND NO MORE!
What are we doing here? Did I wake up in China? I suppose the moderates in our party thought this was a grand idea.
According to Fox News, the law would:
... regulate reporters much like the state does with hairdressers, auto mechanics and plumbers.
That's crazy, but this is even crazier:
Patterson, who also practices constitutional law, says that the general public is being overwhelmed by an increasing number of media outlets--traditional, online and citizen generated--and an even greater amount misinformation.
He practices constitutional law hey? Um, hey Brucie, I'm just a seamstress, but I know damn well that Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. Would you like a pocket Constitution, I have three extra from the Heritage Foundation.
The senator said that he feels that there's no way to tell who's a legitimate journalist and who's just rewriting other reporters' reporting and twisting facts.
Yes, see we are all stupid, and we can't think for ourselves, so Bruce wants us to be able to click on the reporters name and find out every thing about them so we can then make a judgement on whether they have sourced material. Do we do that on a national level? Does Keith Olbermann sound like he came out of journalism school?
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