While the law appears to be voluntary, it is obvious that the mainstream media and Obama’s regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein would both love for things to go in this direction. Here are some details from a FOXNews article:
According to the bill, reporters who register will have to pay an application and registration fee and provide a “Board of Michigan Registered Reporters” with proof of:
– “Good moral character” and demonstrate they have industry “ethics standards acceptable to the board.”
– Possession of a degree in journalism or other degree substantially equivalent.
– Not less than 3 years experience as a reporter or any other relevant background information.
– Awards or recognition related to being a reporter.
– Three or more writing samples.
Unregistered reporters would not be prevented from covering Michigan politics, and registering with the state would be voluntary.
Looks like the bloggers and the alternative media are starting to get to those who control the disinformation Americans are fed. It is sign that truth is making headway over propaganda in the brainwash battle of American minds – but it is also an indicator of how far the elites will go to control the masses. Freedom of Speech? Freedom of the Press? We’re all for it, but are you an official, “registered” propaganda disseminator? Otherwise, you are delegitimized. Welcome to America.