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Protect Journalism, Not Government-Approved Journalists | Commentary

The Founding Fathers explicitly protected the press in the First Amendment because it is such a critical service to a free society, but they were smart enough not to define what ďthe pressĒ was. Journalism is societyís greatest safeguard against government abuse, and Congress should seek to protect it in all its forms, and not define it to fit their own devices.

Jason Stverak is president of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and publisher of Watchdog.org.

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