FEC rules Bloggers are Journalists

The Federal Election Commission has ruled that the blog network Fired Up constitutes a press entity:

Fired Up qualifies as a press entity. Its websites are both available to the general public and are the online equivalent of a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical publication as described in the Act and Commission regulations.

Gee. You don’t say. Now if the rest of the government would start agreeing with this ruling, we’d all be happy campers. Considering the Net has empowered the common person to also be a watchdog. Woof.
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  • let’s hope this sets the precedent

  • let’s hope this sets the precedent