Dems Durbin and Feinstein attack citizen journalists

Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), who is closely allied with the White House, are offering an amendment to strip citizen journalists, including bloggers, from the proposed media shield law.

And Feinstein wonders why the blogs don’t like her. As for Durbin, I’m not sure it’s very wise of the Senate leadership to be taking a swipe at a core Democratic constituency. I can understand why Feinstein would do it – her MO is to undercut Democrats as often as possible – but Dick Durbin? Hopefully this is one of those instances where Harry Reid can have a little talk with his leadership team and tell them that if they want to go attacking Democrats they can start with Lieberman (yeah, whatever, he has a committee chair, he’s a D), Landrieu, Nelson and Bayh, who are threatening to bring down the health care reform package.

God forbid Durbin be asked to show some real balls and take on the folks who are impeding, not assisting, the Democratic agenda. Is anyone in charge in this party?

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