Tag Archives: First Amendment

Federal Court: Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump cannot block users on his Twitter feed, a New York federal judge ruled Wednesday. The judge, Naomi Reice Buchwald, ruled that Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing Americans from viewing his tweets. The suit was filed in July 2017 by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. “This case requires us to ...

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Homocon Drudge Hits Trump Over Threat To Press

The Hill reports: Drudge Report chief Matt Drudge criticized President Trump on Wednesday for his threat to take away credentials from news outlets. Drudge, who is largely supportive of the president, added that Senate Democrats had floated such an idea before Trump was president. Trump was referencing a recent report from the politically conservative Media Research Center that found 91 ...

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Trump Again Threatens Press After State TV Report

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Wednesday threatened to revoke press credentials from the “fake news” networks after a report study showed 91 percent of Trump’s coverage in the press is negative. Fox & Friends reported Wednesday morning on a Media Research Center report that showed 91 percent of the coverage surrounding Trump in the first four months of ...

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American Family Association Radio Host Bryan Fischer: Only Christians Have First Amendment Rights [VIDEO]

“The blunt, simple, direct, straightforward answer is that Wiccans do not have First Amendment rights. Nor do Muslims, nor do Jews, nor do Native Americans, nor do Rastafarians, nor do any practitioners of any other religion other than Christianity. Whatever the First Amendment is about, whatever protections it extends in the federal Constitution, those were just for Christianity. Christianity has ...

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DOJ Deletes “Free Press” Section From Manual

Buzzfeed reports: Since the fall, the US Department of Justice has been overhauling its manual for federal prosecutors. In: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ tough-on-crime policies. Out: A section titled “Need for Free Press and Public Trial.” References to the department’s work on racial gerrymandering are gone. Language about limits on prosecutorial power has been edited down. The changes include new ...

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Man Accuses Facebook Of Violating US Constitution, Doesn’t Actually Understand US Constitution [VIDEO]

“The Constitution of the United States, and the First Amendment says ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Nor will they abridge the freedom of speech, of the press’.  I’ve got a copy of the Constitution I want to give you — at the end of this hearing.” – South Carolina ...

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Homeland Security To Compile Database Of Bloggers And Journalists, Monitor Content For Their “Sentiment”

Bloomberg Law reports: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents, and bloggers to identify top “media influencers.” It’s seeking a contractor that can help it monitor traditional news sources as well as social media and identify “any and all” coverage ...

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Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Calls For Pulling CNN Reporter’s Press Credentials Over DACA Questions

The Hill reports: President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager is calling for Jim Acosta to be stripped of his press credentials after the CNN White House correspondent questioned Trump during the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. Brad Parscale shared an article from The Daily Caller, which reported that Acosta “yelled at Trump” during the event. Parscale said in his ...

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Right Winger Loses “Free Speech” Suit Against YouTube

Reuters reports: In a decision late Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said a nonprofit run by conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager failed to show that YouTube infringed its free speech rights by placing age restrictions on its content. The plaintiff, Prager University, said YouTube’s “animus” toward its “political identity and viewpoint” led it to curb access to ...

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One Million Moms Vs The NFL

Just in via email from Monica Cole: The NFL has told the nation’s largest veterans service organization, American Vets, its patriotic ad that encourages people to stand for the American flag and national anthem will not be tolerated. AMVETS had been solicited by the NFL to place an ad in the Super Bowl LII program. When the submitted advertisement included ...

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Jeff Flake Condemns Trump’s Attacks On The Press: He Uses The Same Words Spoken By Josef Stalin [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Wednesday delivered a searing condemnation of President Donald Trump, specifically the way he employs the term “fake news” to dismiss objective reality. “2017 was a year which saw the truth – objective, empirical, evidence-based truth – more battered and abused than any other in the history of our country, at the hands of ...

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TEXAS: Fort Bend County Sheriff Threatens Arrest Over Truck’s “Fuck Trump” Message, ACLU Issues Warning

The Houston Chronicle reports: Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls on Wednesday created a social media firestorm with a Facebook post threatening to bring disorderly conduct charges against the driver of a truck displaying a profane anti-Trump message on its rear window. Nehls told the Houston Chronicle that he had received calls, texts and emails in recent days from people ...

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O’Reilly And Trump Cheer “Damage” To NBC News

Politico reports: President Donald Trump lashed out once again Friday morning at NBC News, blaming it and other outlets for disseminating what he labeled “fake news” that he claimed the public is learning to recognize. “Sadly, they and others are Fake News, and the public is just beginning to figure it out!” Trump wrote Friday morning, linking to a post ...

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Vs Sean Hannity, Round 2

Sasse is a tool, but this is fun: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) fired back at Sean Hannity on Thursday after the Fox News host said he regretted supporting the senator, who has become a vocal critic of President Trump. “Sorry, Sean — you changed, not me. Some of us still believe in the Constitution,” Sasse tweeted. Hannity criticized Sasse after ...

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Tapper: If Obama Had Threatened The License Of Fox News, There Would Be Torches In The Street [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: During a panel discussion on CNN’s The Lead this afternoon, anchor Jake Tapper noted that if Trump’s predecessor had taken aim at conservative outlets in this manner, the outrage would have been so loud that we would have likely seen action in the streets. Pointing out that he began yesterday’s broadcast by holding up a copy of the ...

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Rips Trump On Free Press Threats: Are You “Recanting Your Oath” To The Constitution?

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is questioning whether President Trump is still committed to preserving the First Amendment after he repeatedly floated retribution against the media for publishing stories he doesn’t like. “Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to ...

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Trump Again Threatens The Free Press

As everyone in the country seems to know except Hair Furor, broadcasting licenses are granted to individual stations, not networks. But here we go again: President Trump is doubling down on his suggestion that the federal government “challenge” the broadcast licenses of networks that report what he deems “fake news.” “This threat alone could intimidate the press and lead to ...

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Trump Attacks The Free Press: “It Is Frankly Disgusting That The Press Is Able To Write Whatever It Wants To”

The Week reports:  President Trump skewered the free press on Wednesday, telling reporters that “it is frankly disgusting that the press is able to write whatever it wants to write.” The comments followed Trump’s tweets Wednesday morning, which reacted to an NBC News story that claimed the president had called for the nuclear arsenal to be increased “tenfold.” “With all ...

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Trump Threatens To Revoke NBC’s License Over “Fake News” Report He Wanted 10X More Nuclear Weapons

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday forcefully denied a new report that he asked to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The news network on Wednesday reported the president’s request, which it said shocked top military brass and senior administration officials. The request was what reportedly led Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call Trump a “moron.” At a ...

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DOJ Demands Web Hosting Company Turn Over IP Addresses Of Everybody Who Visited Anti-Trump Site

The Washington Post reports: A Los Angeles-based tech company is resisting a federal demand for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a website set up to coordinate protests on Inauguration Day — a request whose breadth the company says violates the Constitution. “What we have is a sweeping request for every single file we have” in ...

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