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Diane Feinstein’s War on Independent Media and America’s Move Towards a Fascist State

21st Century Wire says…

Looks like Diane Feinstein has topped John McCain as this year’s poster child for term limits in the US Senate.

Now you’re probably wondering, ‘What has the old battle-axe done this time?”. It transpires that her latest rant against the First Amendment of the US Constitution couldn’t be more vile and off the mark. It seems that this tired old political relic is not satisfied with the multi-million dollars fortunes she has accrued while keeping her taxpayer-funded chair warm – now she wants to shut down commentators on the internet, namely independent bloggers, websites and radio shows.

HEIL DIANE! Democrats can do the totalitarian goose-step just as well as Republicans.

According to Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and her backers, you’re not a real journalist unless you work for a corporate mainstream media organisation, and do so as your ‘primary source of income’. That means you can only express an opinion or expose corruption in Washington and elsewhere… if you belong to a government-approved media outlet. Does this sound familiar? It’s the same system championed by the Nazis in Germany, and by Stalin in the old Soviet.

Conclusion: if Feinstein believes that this is the correct system then she should be classed as a throwback to those failed regimes just mentioned.

Like in the old Soviet days, the top party leaders would pass laws shielding them from regulators, and spent most of their energy whilst in office building their personal nest eggs and collecting rent from various and sundry enterprises. The facts speak for themselves: “In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of $26 million. By 2005 her net worth had increased to between $43 million and $99 million (…)… with many of her assets in blind trusts.”

She’s been busy alright.

It’s important to know that she is not just acting on her own behalf in this regressive Orwellian effort, but also on behalf of other members of the exclusive political inner circle to which she belongs. The other names are indeed familiar ones, and they too have adequately enriched themselves while being able to wheel and deal on America’s dime. None of them like the freedom of the internet, and are now actively working to shut down free speech online, because it scares them – because, like with their mainstream media, they cannot buy-off or threaten the millions of voices who exist for no profit online.

THIS should be a lesson to those who believe in their liberal or Democrat, heart of hearts, that a conservative or Republican regime is the only type which can effectively usher a fascist totalitarian era…



The majority of America now gets its news from online sources. This has opened the country up to a whole new variety of sources including blogs, vlogs, youtube and other alternative media sources. The term “Freedom of the Press” has certainly expanded to include multiple new-age venues of modern press. However, in a developing story, Senator Feinstein (D-CA) is seeking an amendment to restrict who gets protection under new media shield laws.

First, consider the problem with a media shield law. On the surface, it may seem great. Here, you will find one of government’s dirtiest tricks. Journalists and media already have a shield law. It’s called the first amendment:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

DC will now try and pass a law that will put parameters on media, journalism, journalists, etc. We are told that this will strengthen protection for journalists. In reality, it  could open the door for government persecution due to purposefully placed ambiguous language.  This is certainly by design, as it is repeated in almost every law passed by Congress and signed by the President.

S. 987 (Free Flow of Information Act) defines what a media provider is and who a journalist is, and is not. However, Senator Feinstein is not satisfied with the language and wants it further restricted. According to a report, Feinstein says, “I’m concerned this would provide special privilege to those who are not reporters at all.” She is referring to bloggers and the likes of Edward Snowden, NSA whistle-blower. Feinstein went on to suggest that the term journalist only apply to those who report for mainstream media sources, and do so as a primary source of income. H. 1962, the House version of the bill, already includes such stipulation:

The term ‘‘covered person’’ means a person who, for financial gain or livelihood, is engaged in journalism and includes a supervisor, employer, parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of such covered person.

This meaning, if you aren’t being paid- then you don’t get protection under the new law.
Feinstein’s amendment, which is scheduled to be introduced will seek to restrict who is protected under the law. The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that the amendment will require journalists to meet one of the following criteria:
  1. working as a “salaried employee, independent contractor, or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information;”
  2. either (a) meeting the prior definition “for any continuous three-month period within the two years prior to the relevant date” or (b) having “substantially contributed, as an author, editor, photographer, or producer, to a significant number of articles, stories, programs, or publications by an entity . . . within two years prior to the relevant date;” or
  3. working as a student journalist “participating in a journalistic publication at an institution of higher education.” (emphases added)

Amendment to S. 987, 113th Cong. § 5(A)(i), § 5(B)(iii) (2013)

Her amendment continues to muddy the waters by retaining original language that requires:

  1. that individuals “engage[] in . . . the regular gathering, preparation, collection, photographing, recording, writing, editing, reporting or publishing on” matters of public interest; or
  2. that individuals “regularly conducted interviews, reviewed documents, captured images of events, or directly observed events.” (emphases added)

Amendment to S. 987, 113th Cong. § 5(A)(ii), § 5(B)(i) (2013)

These criteria are troublesome. What about those not salaried? How do you define a “substantial contributor”, “entity”, or “significant”? What happens to these students once they have graduated? How do you define one who is “regularly” engaged in journalism? It is certainly ambiguous at best.

This attempt to restrict protection to bloggers and leakers is nothing new. In 2009, Senator Schumer introduced an amendment to the Free Flow of Information Act that purposefully excluded bloggers and non-salaried writers from protection.

In the future, keep an open eye for federal legislation, which claims any association with your innate rights such as the “Free Flow of Information Act”. Rights such as those to keep and bear arms, or the freedom of speech. When our rights are left to the hands of vague legislative language, no good can be found as result. For liberty and freedom are words of absolute, and ambiguity must find no refuge here.

After researching the law and proposed amendments, I cannot even be certain if my colleagues and myself would protected here at BenSwann.com due to the ambiguity. This ambiguity and fear certainly leads to restrictions on the press.

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  • geoff alford

    You should include China in your list of countries which ban free speech.



  • Phyl

    she does as she’s told, because she’s the fraction of your puppet government… The REAL MONSTERS who are putting all you good people of the United States (and so too the REST OF US on this planet) through all this shit are: The Committee of 300 – Who and what is The Committee of 300? – They are a ‘Super National’ body that knows no boundaries, respect the laws of no countries, they are a committee of 300 men who rule the world they’re known only to each other and nothing happens without their consent.

    The Federal government – the ‘secret upper parallel government’ that runs the United States DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW ! that you have an ‘upper parallel government’ that ‘calls-the-shots’, that dictates what is going to happen to your lives and mine. What are their goals?: their goals are a ‘One World Government’ that will be called the ‘New World Order’.

    The New World Order began with King George the 3rd, at the time when the colonists were brave enough to take him on. King George was already busy formulating a One World Government and he had lined up at least 50 countries that were willing to come into this future world dictatorship with him. The goal then very simply stated are to make the world over into a one world, new world order dictatorship controlled utterly and completely by this committee of 300.
    How can they possibly carry out their goals? They do it, by ‘dint and by the virtue’, of their fantastic wealth and the fact that they control thousands of the top banking institutions, the political organizations, insurance companies eg – they control the American giant – Metropolitan of New York (which is peanuts!) compared to the Assicurazioni Generali that’s the biggest insurance company in the world – everything that happens in the world in the insurance field comes from out of Venice, that’s why Venice is so important because in Venice we have the Black Nobility…
    So their goals are a one world dictatorship of the most brutal kind and how they carry it out as they have is that they have these interfaced banks and insurance companies, mining conglomerates, every conceivable control in politics including the Democrat party of the United States, which is of course since 1980 behind ‘closed doors’ at the ‘secret quarters’ of Washington DC the Democrat hierarchy took on the goals of the old Socialist Party USA ie based upon communist manifesto of 1848. In his book – The Committee of 300 – lists everyone of their huge gigantic corporations how they interface and this is an eye-opener because it gets right down to the nitty-gritty of your everyday life in the cities and towns across United States.
    …also of course they have built up some special organizations of their own… revealed the existence of the Royal Institute of International Affairs located at Chatham House in * James Square in London. Also revealed the existence of the Club of Rome …[25:00] listed all of these secret societies that run the world as executive arms of the Committee of 300.
    …the Royal Institute of International Affairs is the executive arm of this committee which gives instructions to the United States government to this very day, the chain of command is as follows – every secretary of state as had been appointed since 1919 is appointed by the Royal Institute of International Affairs …you think you vote to put a conservative in the White House and then he appoints, supposedly or allegedly, conservative people who carry out the policies that you wanted him to implement, (…find a conservative secretary of state since 1919 and if you search diligently and apply the correct rule you will come up blank) …every one of the secretary of state was chosen in London by the Secretary of State (huh?does he mean R.I.I.A), as was President Wilson, as was Roosevelt, as was James Earl Carter (he was especially chosen because he had three mental break-downs, and they thought that he would be a good guy to manipulate)26:44 …the Royal Institute of International Affairs had ordered David Rockefeller to find a candidate who was totally weak, preferably a little mentally weak and they got one of the greatest ‘brain-washing’ specialist in the world – trained by The Tavistock Institute – for human relations Dr Peter Bourne on the job, he said “Funny you should say that, one of my patient is a guy from Georgia, James Earl Carter, and this guy can’t take rejections and he’s been to me three times for nervous break-down.” (27:30… &more)
    …they also did exactly the same thing with William Jefferson Clinton (28:10 – eye-opener here!)

    because we had the story of the Club of Rome … more 29:00

    So the R.I.I.A – the Royal Institute of International Affairs does control everything that happens in the United States. They give their orders to the Morgan Guarantee & Trust Bank on Wall Street. The chief executor of that organization is Dennis Weatherstone and he duly relays the order over to the Secretary of the State, whoever that happens to be, and he then relays the order to the President . There was one exception to this and that was during the illegal 100% unconstitutional ‘Gulf War’….to illustrate the power that the Royal Institute of International Affairs exercises over the affairs of the United States of America. When George Bush was hesitating and didn’t know whether he should get into the Gulf or not the Prime Minister of Britain Mrs Margaret Thatcher came over to the Committee of 300’s headquarters at the Aspen Institute of Colorado and this is the phone call she had with George Bush, she said “George this Margaret, get your ass up here I’ve got some orders for you about the Gulf war!” And Bush went scurrying up there like a little messenger boy and the next thing we know there was this massive out pouring of propaganda to start a war against the nation of Iraq and a nation that had NEVER done this country one iota of harm. I use those illustration in order to give you the extent of the control exercised by this Committee of 300.

    There are many other societies that are operating for the R.I.I.A – the Illuminati which has been around for many, many years (Illuminati In America, 1774 to 1994 – Dr John Coleman). A lot of people think that this an ancient secret society that’s gone away, they think that Adam Weishaupt had a quarrel with the catholic church…Don’t you believe it ! Thirteen of the top family of the United States are in the Illuminati today and they have a BIG SAY on everything that happens politically in this country.

    Then we have the Society of Cincinnati, that is an ULTRA, ULTRA secret society to which every president of the United States is forced to belong including our so-called president. I point this out to you to show you that it doesn’t matter ‘who’ is in the White House this Committee of 300 through the Royal Institute of International Affairs, through the Council of Foreign Relations, exercises complete control, but their strongest arm is called the Club of Rome.

    The Club of Rome is one of the most insidious baneful organizations in existence today [32:50], which has done intolerable, immeasurable harm to the United States of America. This Committee of 300 told a man called Aurelio Peccei to form this Club of Rome with the main object of bringing down the industries and the agricultural development of the United States. He immediately wrote a paper in which he said, “There are too many people on the earth that the United States with its industrial development and its agricultural redevelopment is responsible for this ? over population.” [33:32] And he picked this documentation of his work from Lord Bertrand Russell the senior statesman of the Committee of 300. Lord Bertrand Russell had written a work called “The Impact Of Science On Society”, and if can ever secure a copy of that book which I doubt you’ll ever be able to get, you will see in there that he said, “The world is grossly over populated we have to get rid of at least half of the worlds population and it doesn’t matter how we do it.”

    So the Club of Rome was instituted and organized to start an attack on the world’s population using the United States as the whipping boy. And they came up with the paper called ‘The Zero Growth Industrial Post Plan for Industry and Agriculture for the United States of America’. Three days after that plan was accepted by the official United States policy by James Earl Carter I was able to through my intelligence people to get a copy of this insidious document. Basically what it said was, “That the middle-class of the United states of America have to be destroyed because in the coming push to a world order the middle-class would be the stumbling block, because history has shown that the peasant-class in ancient days when they had revolted were just easily crushed, there was no resistance, but now they have grown a new ‘super-class’ of people in the United States called the middle-class who had long-term employment, they had job security, who were well paid, who could afford to buy the products that were made by the United States didn’t need to buy products from China or anywhere else and the Club of Rome’s post industrial zero paper said “This has got to stop! We have to bring down the middle-class of the United States, and the way that we will do this, the way that we will accomplish this task is: By Crushing Their Industries! ”

    In 1980 based on this report I wrote a small ‘work’ a booklet called “The Death Of The United States Steel Industry” – Dr John Coleman, in that I told of a French aristocrat [36:12]…. …. more… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA51CAJTenM

    • Phyl

      In brief -[The British East India Tea Company: the men who owned company became fantastically rich beyond belief through their nefarious dealings with countries besides their own, brutal in getting their way in order to gain the fantastic wealth and possession that they have. It is their off-springs who carry-on that tradition, and it is these off-springs who formed The Committee of 300 in order to possess and rape the rest of this planet and kill off anything that stands in its way. (They make the Rothschilds look like ‘pipsqueaks’)]

  • Phyl

    Quote/Thought for the day:
    “There is much to come very soon, changes in the world that will help you
    to see beyond appearances and recognize that change is indeed taking
    place. Try not to see world events as backward steps, but as a lifting
    up of all that is old and finished to be examined with new eyes and seen
    for what it is. Dark holes long within governments, churches,
    corporations, military, and etc. are now experiencing the light being
    shone into them and what is being seen is often shocking. The world has
    lived ignorantly with these dark holes for a long of time, believing
    that they were either not there, or were simply the way things
    function–but no longer. Many brave ones are now shining light into these
    holes of darkness and it is the job of an evolving world to take
    notice.” – onenessofall

  • interestedobserver2

    I despise this woman. She is an incontrovertible liar and disingenuous as hell. Her knowledge of the Constitution is non-existent, and her abilities are similar. Unfortunately I’m in her district and those of us who have a bare minimum of brains can’t seem to get enough votes to overcome her perverted, ignorant and slimy backers in order to vote this “mashed up bag of meat” (to steal a line from one of her greatest enablers — Keith Olbermann) out of office.

    • jack nichols

      imagine being married to her, or waking up next to her? What a foul thought

      • interestedobserver2

        Ewwww. I just threw up in my mouth, a little….

  • jack nichols

    Feinstein is living proof that the Sea Hag of Popeye fame is alive and well. She even has the giant wart with hair growing out of it. Beware of the Sea Hag