August 14, 2005

AC: "Media Shield Law Would Cover Al Qaeda"

From Dough @ all-encompassingly:

So says Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey Jr:

“The definition of a ‘covered person’ contained in subparagraph 7(1)(A) of the bill raises several distinct concerns.

“…it would cover criminal or terrorist organizations that also have media operations, including many foreign terrorist organizations, such as al Qaeda (which, from its founding, maintained a media office that published a newsletter). Indeed, the inherent difficulty of appropriately defining a ‘covered person’ in a world in which the very definition of ‘media’ is constantly evolving, suggests yet another fundamental weakness in the bill.”


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