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"The First Amendment is messy," the Mayor told a subordinate media pool today.
Other than that--and the local media sitting on their collective hands and buying it--this is probably the most horrifying thing I've read all horrifying month:
Let's take a look at some other language I recall.
1:48: Fox 11's Gigi Graciette says on Twitter that she was one of three TV pool reporters "randomly chosen to cover arrests in park. Deal was to NOT tweet as to not have advantage over other stations." But she complains that one reporter tweeted all night anyway.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.But there's really no need for Congress to try to make any law abridging freedom of the press when corporate media are so willing to abridge their own freedoms for the sake of shutting out other media.
Local TV stations--making a deal on coverage!
A reporter whining about another station breaking the deal among them!
Whining about "unfair advantage"--on Twitter!
And how does all that all fit in with our expectations for a free if messy press, exactly?