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Did San Francisco Silence Hate Speech or Trample Freedom of Speech?

Did San Francisco Silence Hate Speech or Trample Freedom of Speech?

When Joey Gibson, head of Patriot Prayer, applied to hold a rally in San Francisco in an area designated by the National Park Service for “First Amendment activities,” he thought he had the Constitution on his side. However, fearing a repeat of what happened in the deadly Charlottesville confrontations, San Francisco officials moved to protect the city from violence in what Gibson now says stifled his freedom of speech.

August 28, 2017 Top Stories
President Trump’s Anti-Press Phoenix Pulpit

President Trump’s Anti-Press Phoenix Pulpit

President Trump used strong language to denounce the press at a Phoenix rally this week. The Vice President, once a free speech advocate, stood by him. Many journalists now fear that words may lead to violence against the press.

August 24, 2017 Top Stories
Aggressive Online Response to Hate Speech and Extremists Post Charlottesville

Aggressive Online Response to Hate Speech and Extremists Post Charlottesville

In the aftermath of the deadly protests in Charlottesville, many are asking when is hate speech protected and when does it cross the line? GoDaddy, Google and Twitter account “Yes, You’re Racist” are redefining the reach of extremist views.

August 18, 2017 Top Stories
Associated Press Bans Alt-Right Terminology In Midst of Usage Debate

Associated Press Bans Alt-Right Terminology In Midst of Usage Debate

What exactly are “alt-right,” “alt-left,”antifa,” and other groups and what are responsible ways to report on extremist groups?

August 17, 2017 Top Stories
Media Called “The Enemy” in New Trump Ad

Media Called “The Enemy” in New Trump Ad

What do CNN’s Anderson Cooper, NBC’s Brian Williams, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan have in common? They are branded as enemies of the President’s agenda in a new ad which has been widely criticized for fostering fear and distrust at at time when President Trump is calling for unity after the violence in Charlottesville.

August 15, 2017 Top Stories
Charlottesville Protests Turn Deadly

Charlottesville Protests Turn Deadly

The violent clashes between protestors in Charlottesville were cloaked in First Amendment rights to free speech. But while the Constitution may protect hate speech, it does not protect incitement of violence.

August 14, 2017 Top Stories
Judge Asks New York Times To Testify in Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

Judge Asks New York Times To Testify in Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

After The New York Times issued an apology to Sarah Palin for incorrectly tying her to a 2011 mass shooting in an editorial, the paper asked for the defamation lawsuit she is bringing against them to be dismissed. Not yet says a New York judge. First he wants to Times to testify so he can understand “whether the complaint contains sufficient allegations of actual malice, an essential element of the claim.”

August 11, 2017 Top Stories
Fox News’ Eric Bolling Brings $50 Million Defamation Suit Against HuffPost Reporter

Fox News’ Eric Bolling Brings $50 Million Defamation Suit Against HuffPost Reporter

August 11, 2017: HuffPo’s Yashar Ali Fights Defamation Suit First came Huffington Post freelance writer Yashar Ali’s report that Fox’s Eric Bolling inappropriately sexted several colleagues. Then came Bolling’s suspension and Fox News’ investigation into allegations raised in Ali’s story. Bolling denied all allegations, promised pursuit of “legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made” and followed[Read More…]

August 10, 2017 Top Stories
Yiannopoulos and A.C.L.U Find Common Ground in Lawsuit Against Washington Metro

Yiannopoulos and A.C.L.U Find Common Ground in Lawsuit Against Washington Metro

In banning a series of ads by disparate groups, the Washington Metro finds itself in hot water with the A.C.L.U. which is, among others, representing, Milo Yiannopoulos, because even “speech we hate” is bound by the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

August 9, 2017 Top Stories
Partisan Publishing Versus Free Press

Partisan Publishing Versus Free Press

August 6, 2017: Big Money + Social Media Taking Over Political News Has America ever had an unbiased press? Early on in the republic there was vitriol in competing newspapers by competing philosophies. Thomas Jefferson hired Philip Freneau to run an opposition newspaper, the National Gazette, to spread anti- Federalist and anti-Alexander Hamilton rumors; Hamilton continually thwarted Jefferson’s Republicanism in[Read More…]

August 7, 2017 Top Stories