Some Politicians Want to Make It a Federal Crime to Threaten Journalists
We are journalists too, but no thanks to any special rights granted by Congress.
It should also be noted that there have been demands for the licensing of journalists, which would seem to be unconstitutional.
The House version of the bill… [ DELETE: doesn’t actually attempt to criminalize mere threats. Instead, it] establishes “journalist” as a protected class, and defines the category very broadly as “anyone engaging in regular gathering, preparation, collection, photographing, recording, writing, editing, reporting, or publishing concerning a local, national, or international event or other matter of public interest.”