I’ve never written about Josh Wolf previously, but every time I see his name, my blood boils a bit.
There’s no reason this guy should be in jail.
There shouldn’t even be a debate over whether he’s a journalist.
There’s no license to be a journalist. You don’t need the government’s approval to be a journalist. You don’t need a paycheck to be a journalist. You just need the consitituion and a means to report what you know.
When the Josh Wolfs of the world can be jailed for exercising his or her constitutional rights, we’re all in trouble, especially those of us who, as paid professionals, believe in the public right to know.
I just wanted to say that.