Tag archive for ‘freedom of the press’
By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

CNN sues White House over Jim Acosta’s press pass, violates First Amendment and due process

CNN has filed a lawsuit against The White House, specifically President Donald J. Trump, Trump’s chief of staff John F. Kelly, Trump’s comms director William (Bill) Shine, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 8th, 2018

White House suspends CNN’s Jim Acosta’s press pass ‘placing his hands’ on female intern

The White House announced that CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass has been suspended “until further notice” Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Austria’s censorship of the free press attacked by Reporters Without Borders

After this week’s explosive leak of an email in which Austria’s far right-led interior ministry told the country’s police forces to limit communication with critical media to the minimum, Reporters Without More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, October 27th, 2017

Utah college student leads Ben Shapiro protest, Constitution not ‘a relevant document’

A student leader leading the protest against the speech by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro says that the First Amendment right to free speech is not relevant to modern times, adding that the U.S. Constitution More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Maryland’s ‘The Sentinel’ reporter Brian Karem meltsdown on Sarah Sanders over media bias and fake news

A Maryland journalist named Brian J. Karem had a fit, screaming at Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a briefing today, yelling back: “You’re inflaming everybody right here right More...

By Guest Author On Friday, February 10th, 2017

The Past, Present, and Future of Trump’s Troubling Attitude Toward the Press

After a whirlwind first weekend containing both the historic inauguration of Donald Trump and a global, record-breaking protest led by women, it is perhaps surprising that one of the most important news developments More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 20th, 2017

Obama to press corps: be skeptics not sycophants, ‘America needs you’

In his final press conference as president on Wednesday, Barack Obama congratulated the White House Press Corps for not being “sycophants” during his administration, but acting as “skeptics” whose reporting More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Glenn Beck: President Obama has hurt the press more than any president in a century

Radio talk show host Glenn Beck has been no friend of Donald Trump and now the conservative appears to be a louder and louder lone voice of truth in the media. Opening today’s show with an examination of Jay More...

By Robert On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Americans become more oblivious to the First Amendment

According to some sad and shameful results from a recent Newseum Institute poll, thirty-three percent of Americans cannot name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Photo of the US Constitution taken More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Press Secretary Jay Carney handles scripted questions, submitted in advance

While the press is suppose to perform as a watchdog over the government, recent revelations from an Arizona reporter reveal that the White House press briefings are scripted with questions submitted and approved More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Jay Carney asked if GOP will delay heart attacks as Tommy Christopher talks about his mom during press conference VIDEO

Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday aboput the status of negotiations between Congressional Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House on a plan to raise More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 14th, 2013
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Ed Henry, Fox News, ignored twice by Jay Carney during press conference VIDEO

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney ignored Fox New’s Ed Henry twice during a press conference. photo White House press office Carney called on nearly every reporter in the room while Henry repeatedly tried More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

President Obama warns US press corp to ‘behave’ during Africa trip, calls them ‘my press’

One element of President Barack Obama’s Africa policy is to encourage a free press, although he offered repeated reminders for U.S. reporters traveling with him on the continent to be on their best behavior. President More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Mike Lee on freedom ‘liberty means responsibility’ and ‘Equality means we strive for justice peace and truth’

America is great because its people are good, but liberty means responsibility. That was the message from U.S. Senator Mike Lee on Sunday evening as he gave the keynote speech for the America’s Freedom Festival More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 9th, 2013

King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa: ‘Terrorism has no religion’

In an interview with Souad Mekhennet with the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, King of Bahrain discussed topics as wide ranging as terrorism and freedom of the press. King More...



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