Mike Krempasky from Redstate writes that “this is cool,” and so it is: cool, and as written by Redstate…
“BUT WE’VE ALSO SEEN IN RECENT YEARS THE EXPANSION OF OTHER OUTLETS FOR SHARING INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA, TO ONLINE COMMUNITIES, DISCUSSION GROUPS AND BLOGS.” — Senator John Cornyn
Today, for the first time in history, the word “blogs” was said on the floor of the Unites States Senate.
And the context gets even better when you look at the legislation in question – the OPEN Government Act, as introduced by Texas Senator John Cornyn and some other guy from Vermont. The first significant reforms of FOIA in more than a decade are particularly designed to be internet and blogger friendly. More details (the Cornyn speech) at Cornyn’s website, including this tidbit:
Protect access to FOIA fee waivers for legitimate journalists, regardless of institutional association — including bloggers and other Internet-based journalists.