Q: Do you think technology is changing that? That a good reporter will always find a venue because there are so many media outlets now?
A: No, but I do think it is kind of sad when everybody who owns a laptop thinks they’re a journalist and doesn’t understand the ethics. We do have to have some sense of what’s right and wrong in this job. Of how far we can go. We don’t make accusations without absolute proof. We’re not prosecutors. We don’t assume.
Q: So if there’s this amateur league of journalists out there, trying to do what you do…
A: It’s dangerous.

Helen Thomas seems to think that ‘Freedom of the Press’ applies to approved journalists only. Interview with Helen Thomas from The Huffington Post