More bad news for reporters seeking exemption from laws

Originally posted 2006-08-15 19:44:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The AP reports:

A federal judge told two San Francisco Chronicle reporters they must comply with a subpoena and tell a grand jury who leaked them secret testimony of Barry Bonds and other elite athletes ensnared in the government’s steroid probe.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White means reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada must appear before a grand jury investigating the leak unless a higher court blocks the ruling. The pair have said they would not testify and would go to jail rather than reveal their source or sources.

It’s getting tiresome. But as working for a mainstream press organization continues to slide in prestige, at least reporters can console themselves with that unique self-satisfaction that only comes with civil disobedience.

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2 Responses to “More bad news for reporters seeking exemption from laws”

  1. David Nieporent
    December 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    Ron, you’ve tricked me before with your reposts of old posts, but I’ve looked in vain for any hint that this is one of those. If not, you yourself have fallen victim to that scam; this is a three-year old story. (See, e.g., here.)

    • December 23, 2009 at 12:52 am #

      Hm. No, this was a repost from Old Post Promoter, but for some reason the thingy didn’t show up that says, hey, it’s Old Post Promoter.

      I need to do misfire from time to time, though. How else would I know if anyone’s reading this?

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