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Category: Civil Liberties :: Freedom of the Press
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Trump Revokes John Brennan’s Security Clearance, Threatens More Revocations 16.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
In what appears to be a move based purely on vindictiveness, President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.
The Press on Freedom of the Press 16.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

“Mr. Trump's behavior has placed the American experiment in democracy in unprecedentedly perilous times, and a free press has become more central to our nation's survival than ever.” -- The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass.:

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Charlottesville Anniversary March A Complete Dud 13.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
White supremacists held a rally in Washington on Sunday, and almost no one but their opponents and the police showed up.
There is no Trump without Murdoch 13.8.2018 BuzzMachine

In the video above you will see New York Mayor Bill de Blasio trying to school CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter in the most important and most undercovered story in media today, a story that’s right under his nose: the ruinous impact of Fox News and Rupert Murdoch on American democracy. You’ll then see […]

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A Year After Charlottesville, Trump Shows That He Doesn’t Get It Or Doesn’t Care 13.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
One year after Charlottesville, it's clear that President Trump still doesn't understand what happened there, or that he just doesn't care.
Why Is CNN Mainstreaming an Extremist Right-Wing Radio Host? 8.8.2018 Truthout.com
John Fredericks' radio show often features loose talk about right-wing violence.

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Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History 8.8.2018 Truthout.com
The nightmares that have shaped the past and await return are poised to wreak havoc on us again.

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Alex Jones Loses Access To Social Media 7.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Facebook, Google, and several other companies have closed down accounts associated with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
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Why does PepsiCo want to curb free speech? 7.8.2018 Rediff: Columns
'Ask a beat journalist their opinion, and you will always be told that they are more worried about writing something that would upset a company than something that would anger a politician,' says Mihir S Sharma.
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CNN Reporter Confronts QAnon Believers: 'You Say Stuff That Doesn't Mean Anything' 4.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Before you watch this video of insane people doing insane things, let me give you my (and Fran's) theory: These are your original "organic" tea partiers, John Birchers, and the like. QAnon: White bigots who abandon all critical thinking in order to scratch their racist itch. You might find a few stray people of color in there, because conspiracy theories aren't uniquely a white person's venue, but the whole point of these is to justify whatever Trump does, no matter how insane, because they need him. With that said, I give big props to CNN's Gary Tuchman for not just wandering into the fever swamps of backwater racists, but also to challenge them, however mildly. At one point, Tuchman asks one woman why she thinks "Q" is someone highly placed in the government or national security structure. She answered, "Well, I’m just telling you, that’s what it appears to be.” “So you don’t have any proof of that. You’re just guessing,” Tuchman shot back. To which she replied, “And you don’t have any proof there ...
NRA sues New York officials over 'blacklisting' campaign 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The National Rifle Association is suffering grave financial harm that threatens its ability to pursue its advocacy mission because of a "blacklisting" campaign by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York regulators, the gun rights group said in a federal lawsuit.
Nicolle Wallace Hopes To Never Air Another 'VILE' Sarah Huckabee Sanders Clip Again 2.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Nicolle Wallace almost needed to punch someone today while watching a clip of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' press briefing today. All I can say to that is, WE ARE ALL NICOLLE WALLACE. Discussing the extremely uncivil and mob-like behavior of the attendees of the Orange Menace's Tampa rally, Wallace showed Jim Acosta's video of the scene and explained that there had to be a significant amount of censoring done to make it appropriate for TV. The members of the press were heckled aggressively and cursed at by rally-goers, and prevented from doing their jobs. At the White House briefing today, reporters challenged Sarah Huckabee Sanders about her boss' encouragement of menacing behavior towards the press. When Sanders completely dismissed it with the most condescending and obvious disdain, our Nicolle couldn't take it anymore. She became completely flustered and furious, barely able to string a sentence together, but managed to declare that this was the LAST Sarah Huckabee Sanders clip she ever wanted to air on ...
Reporter Unleashes Hell On Sarah Sanders' Stupid Lie About Tampa Hatefest 1.8.2018 Crooks Liars
At a hastily-organized press briefing today, topics ranged from new sanctions on Turkish officials, to whether identification is required to buy groceries, to Trump's simmeringly hostile rally in Tampa Tuesday night. David Martosko of the Daily Mail, also formerly from the Daily Caller lobbed a question at Sarah Sanders that should have been a slam dunk. First question, paraphrased: Does Trump support the QAnon and Blacks for Trump whack, or no? Second question: "Is the White House willing to say in view of what happened to one of our TV colleagues last night he thinks it's wrong for vocal supporters to be menacing towards journalists doing their job in a situation like that or any situation?" Remarkably, Sanders could not simply answer the second question. The first one she gave the stock answer to, where Trump "condemns and denounces any group that would incite violence" yada yada. This, of course, is a lie. We have an unapologetic Trump on video calling for protesters at rallies to be beaten up, ...
Here’s What the Senate Should Ask About New Technologies and the Internet 26.7.2018 Truthout.com
How will Kavanaugh's nomination affect the internet?

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The Gray Lady Thinks Twice About Assange’s Prosecution 26.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Though The New York Times itself has not reported it, it’s No. 2 lawyer told a group of judges that the prosecution of Julian Assange could have dire consequences for the Times itself, explains Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special…Read more →
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Like Richard Nixon, Donald Trump Has Created an Enemies List 24.7.2018 Truthout.com
With Rand Paul serving as his henchman, Trump now threatens John Brennan, Jim Clapper, James Comey and others.

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Finding the line 22.7.2018 BuzzMachine

In his interview with Kara Swisher, Mark Zuckerberg at last drew a line around what is not acceptable on Facebook.* I think he drew the line in the wrong place. So do many commentators. So where do you think the line should be drawn? Where do I? If we cannot agree on where it should be, can we expect Facebook […]

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North Dakota seeks federal money for pipeline protest costs 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
North Dakota is demanding $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
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Inside WikiLeaks: Working with the Publisher that Changed the World 20.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher that has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption. By Stefania Maurizi…Read more →
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Working with the Publisher that Changed the World 20.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher that has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption. By Stefania Maurizi…Read more →
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