Monday, May 31, 2010

Michigan considers law to license journalists

(Fox News) - A Michigan lawmaker wants to license reporters to ensure they’re credible and vet them for “good moral character.”

Senator Bruce Patterson is introducing legislation that will regulate reporters much like the state does with hairdressers, auto mechanics and plumbers. Patterson, who also practices constitutional law, says that the general public is being overwhelmed by an increasing number of media outlets -- traditional, online and citizen generated -- and an even greater amount misinformation.

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