Some corporations and lobbies are more equal than others.

Every so often, you’ll see progressives railing against conservatives and Republicans for proposing laws and regulations that would benefit certain industries and such, branding such laws as for example, “a sop to the gun lobby” or “another giveaway to Big Oil.”

Well, reading about a certain law that’s being debated in the Senate right now, it struck me. Check this out (h/t David Codrea):

A Senate panel has approved a measure defining a journalist, which had been an obstacle to broader legislation to protect reporters and the news media from revealing their sources.

The Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 on Thursday for a compromise worked out by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin in coordination with news organizations.

You know what that is, right? It’s a Progressive Democrat sop to Big Corporate Media, that’s what it is — in collusion with Big Corporate Media, to add insult to injury. I can just imagine the dialogue:

Big Media: “Hey y’all, you know all those embarrassing stories that have been leaking out from the bloggers, Examiners and whatnot about the deal in Benghazi, running guns to Mexico and all that? All those things we wouldn’t talk about, covering your asses? Well, we have a way to marginalize them even more than they already are! Here are some guidelines…”

Progressive Democrats: “Okay!”

Seriously, though, I know how a lot of folks feel about alternative media sources, and that’s all fine and good, but can we at least agree that letting the government in any way define who is and is not a journalist is a very bad idea?

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