Oh woe, the government is abridging freedom of the press by rummaging through journalists' phone records. The horror of it all. The poor journalists are having their First Amendment rights put in jeopardy. Call out the constitutional lawyers.
Your reprint of The Washington Post (often over the years referred to as "that pinko rag") columnist's article shows a perplexing change of tunes concerning amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Local and other source journalists want to use two different rules, so let's look at this amendment subject from another angle.
When the Second Amendment is in danger of being infringed these same hypocritical hacks jump in with both feet to help trample that amendment. They disparage organizations and citizens who show support for the Second Amendment. They use the press as a biased "bully pulpit."
Journalistic integrity is fast becoming an oxymoron. Perhaps that can be attributed to many of them being afflicted with the "journalistic lazy parrot syndrome," which can be defined as: too lazy to do their own research so they parrot the sayings and writings of their uninformed colleagues. The civics lesson from the press seems to be that you can pick the amendments to the U.S. Constitution that you like and trash the ones you don't like.
George A. Herman