If we are going to make this a federal crime.....then I want to me just as important. I think it should be a federal crime if I'm assaulted. I am no less as important. Come on people.....stop spending the money we DON'T have! Number 2 that is the risk a journalist takes. Comes with the job Hazzard and their pay is higher because of that risk. Number 3, if a journalist get f@@cked up a little it's because they were asked 3 times to go away and they never did. So....all in all they deserve a little f@$cking up!