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March 4, 2005
Texas Radio Stands With Blogosphere

Instapundit links to an expression of support for bloggers of all political stripes this morning from Dan Patrick of KSEV 700 AM and the blog Lone Star Times. Dan writes:

LoneStarTimes.com is affiliated with KSEV 700 AM, an independently owned talk-radio station in Houston, TX.

As such, we believe that we enjoy the "broadcast exemption" that prohibits the federal government from regulating our speech in the manner they are proposing for "mere" citizen bloggers.

While we still need to talk to some sharp lawyers and nail down the details, if these restrictions come to pass, KSEV and LST are committed to working out a legally sound way in which individual bloggers of every ideological persuasion and partisan affiliation can somehow register with us and be credentialed as a press representative of KSEV and LST.

Like Raoul Wallenberg handing out passports, we will start issuing press credentials to any blogger that asks for one.

Dan, I want you to know that I'd be proud to carry the credentials issued from KSEV any time. I'm just unhappy that Senators Feingold and McCain seem to think that I need a license to practice free speech in America. Fortunately, we have patriots like yourself looking out not just for those people with whose politics you agree, but for all Americans and their right to speak out and hold the powerful accountable for their actions.

If you would also like to express your appreciation for Mr. Patrick, you can drop him an e-mail at his site, or to make it a bit easier on him, you may just want to leave your comments here.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at March 4, 2005 7:13 AM

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