Bloggers are almost real, real journalists now. The House just passed the Free Flow of Information Act, which would give bloggers license to print leaks under protection of Federal shield laws currently applied only to journalists, (as if they aren't already). However, it still has to clear the president's desk, and the White House is wary it would lead to rampant dissemination of government secrets. The blog lobby should convince Dubya this is a pro-business measure. Doesn't he realize how badly those guys need pageviews? [Ars Technica]