Legal Defense Fund Offers Valuable Resource
Tatum, Christine, The Quill
Freedom is more expensive than you'd think, and the Society needs your help to foot the bill
All right, so I better `fess up from the start: I thought chairing the Society's Legal Defense Fund Committee would be a snap.
Raise some money, spend some money, I told myself. Field the occasional call, and support the downtrodden. Cheerlead any causes supporting journalists' rights to do their jobs.
Nothin' to it I changed my mind three weeks later when I heard the fear and frustration in Mary Mapes voice.
"I always thought these things happened to someone else," she said. "Now its me, and it's scary."
A Texas judge ordered Mapes, a CBS producer, to …
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