The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has picked up the story of my subpoena, characterizing it as “sweepingly broad.” I have to admit that I’d never heard of the group before, but they’re quite an impressive group. Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather,
Tim Russert, and Judy Woodruff all sit on the board. They run a 24-hour legal hotline for journalists, the value of which I really appreciate now.
Ironically, I applied for membership in the Virginia Press Association a couple of months ago, but was turned down because I’m a blogger. I’m lucky that the groups that have shown interest in my case have less exacting standards.