I exchanged a few ideas on this topic yesterday on Facebook. Here are my thoughts:
Defining a "legitimate" press organization these days is pretty much a matter of opinion. Does one really think that organizations that are more pundit than press are legit? For example, I love your blog but would not consider it an outlet of the press.So how would you answer the question? What do you think of as "The Press"?
Guess I associate "the press" with journalism and journalists and not pundits.
Not saying that blogs and FB are not good sources of opinion but, I may be wrong, I don't see them as "the press". Yet I think that it is all covered under free speech.