War on Journalism in Full Swing as Judge Fines Patch Editor for Refusing to Reveal Sources

According to this article from the Guardian, a judge from Illinois is fining a news editor for the Orland Park Patch $300 dollars a day for “minor direct criminal contempt” which is newspeak for refusing to reveal journalistic sources.

This is not going to come as a surprise to many of us who are aware of Obama’s ongoing War on Journalism, a hegemony that is directly linked to the War on Terror and the Surveillance State. Still–pending the appeal–they are fighting back and we should all raise our voices in support, even if in the tiniest of ways that are available to us.


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