I thought legal experts considered the Bill of Rights to enumerate individual rights, and the right of a free press is mentioned in the first. Doesn't that make every individual "the press"? Why should the New York Times get a special right to political advocacy denied to others?
The [FEC], with three Republican members and one Democratic member voting in favor and one independent member voting against, approved an advisory opinion that noted that the FEC had recently expanded the concept of who is part of the press well beyond the traditional news media. Thus, it concluded that Citizens United would be considered a press entity and thus exempt from having to disclose the costs of producing and distributing its documentary films, and advertisements and other marketing promotions of those films.