Via Breitbart: Conservative commentator Pam Geller revealed on Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday morning that her panel on free speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had been canceled because she refused to remove Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit as a participant. Show More Summary
Free Speech Panel at CPAC Canceled by Pamela Geller After Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Banned Via Joel Pollak from Breitbart: Conservative commentator Pam Geller revealed on Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday morning that her panel on free...Show More Summary
Laura Ingraham claims that her “advice” to LeBron James, Kevin Durant and other athletes who dare to exercise their free speech rights (“Shut up and dribble”) was not racist. But Ingraham does have quite a history of race baiting. What’s new is that folks are pushing back. Show More Summary
A surge of legal cases against entertainers, journalists and activists has raised concerns about one of the Arab world’s freest environments.
CPAC CANCELS PANEL ON FREE SPEECH AND SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP — During the election The Gateway Pundit was the fourth most influential conservative news source. Following the 2016 election Harvard and Columbia Journalism Review funded research (with money from the Soros Open Society) to find out what happened. Show More Summary
Tune in at 8:05 AM Eastern time for this breaking story. I will be on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM with Alex Marlow to discuss why CPAC canceled AFDI’s ground-breaking panel at CPAC. Pamela Geller has details this morning. The CPAC Social Media Cencorship Panel was the hottest ticket at CPAC. Show More Summary
Last week Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, indicted 13 Russians for intervening in the 2016 United States election. Two of the charges - buying political advertisements and mandatory disclosure - bear on free speech. Much...Show More Summary
FREE SPEECH: Let’s Talk About It.
The sociologist Gabriel Rossman offered valuable advice to UCLA students on the responsibilities that accompany free speech—and modeled the importance of having conservative faculty on campus.
NOT THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF FREE SPEECH, BUT EVERYONE GOT TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINION AND NOBODY WAS HURT: Enraged protesters scream at cops, fascists. And that’s how it should be, with everyone getting to speak and nobody getting hurt. I think KPD and the University did a good job with this.
Following up on my previous posts (links below): Wall Street Journal: The Closing of the Academic Mind, by Amy Wax (Pennsylvania): There is a lot of abstract talk these days on American college campuses about free speech and the values of free inquiry, with lip service paid to expansive notions...
Over free speech arguments, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld New York's law requiring registered charities to disclose their donors. Citizens United had challenged the law, saying it violated the First Amendment by intimidating donors who want to remain anonymous. The free speech group also said the......
Recently, a UCLA conservative student group invited Milo Yiannopolous to speak at the campus. Then, UCLA sociologist (and former orgtheory guest) Gabriel Rossman wrote an open letter to the Bruin Republicans urging them to rescind the invitation, which they did. Excerpts from the letter, as published in The Weekly Standard: The most important reason not […]
The militia leader who told media that Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz is a member of the Republic of Florida white nationalist group is backtracking on Gab, a “free speech” social network known as a gathering place for white supremacists and the alt-right. According to Mic...
Pro-life advocates in St. Louis, Missouri soon could lose their free speech rights outside of city abortion facilities. Facing pressure from abortion activists, the St. Louis Board of Alderman public safety committee voted Wednesday to approve a buffer zone around the city Planned Parenthood, St. Louis Public Radio reports. The ordinance would put an 8-foot […]
SCOTT GREER: Lefty Journalists: Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee. Just last week, many of the same leftists crusading against Norton and Weiss were defending Deadspin contributor Jesse Farrar over his offensive humor. In a tweet, Farrar joked he wanted to drown conservative students. When Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk remarked that the […]
FREEDOM of RELIGION FREE SPEECH Is freedom of religion a lessor right than free speech? Not according to the Constitution but in the last 9 years or so religious freedom has been assailed and attacked on so many different fronts that it may seem like it is a civil right that is far more limited […]
A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a constitutional challenge by the conservative group Citizens United to New York State’s requirement that registered charities disclose their donors annually. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected claims that the requirement...
For the past several years, the United States has been debating freedom of speech. Some argue that encouraging dissenting points of view to be expressed, even the most hateful, ensures a healthy democracy. Others argue that speech that is offensive or hateful limits room in the public square for historically marginalized voices, while allowing it helps […]