Are you listening?
By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric
What does it mean to be a journalist in a tech-savvy society? Is it any different now than before there was an internet? Does the internet redefine what a journalist is, or open up the gates for anyone be one? Should it?
Established ‘legacy’ media types often look down on internet bloggers and podcasters; finding no need — and in some cases, no right, for them to be protected under shield laws or even be considered journalists at all. And, when a legal case* like Pete Santilli’s comes along, I can see why. This 59-page document makes a relatively clear case against him.
IMAGE SOURCE: Santilli live stream screenshot
The bulk of the known evidence in the investigations of the jailed Bundy Ranch and Malheur Refuge militia ‘Patriot’ protesters comes from the vast enclave of Santilli’s live streams, which are broadcast on YouTube, Talk News…
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