A bill to prevent the government from forcing journalists to disclose information including the identity of their sources was blocked by Republican senator Tom Cotton. (Mediaite, December 14, 2022, by Michael Luciano)
Long time defender of journalists and whistleblowers Republican senator Chuck Grassley voiced his skepticism about the bill’s chance to pass this year and refused to say if Cotton had influenced him to block the bill. (Intercept, December 19, 2022, by Daniel Boguslaw)
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