The Police Have Been Spying on Black Reporters and Activists for Years. I Know Because I’m One of Them.
by Wendi C. Thomas
Wendi C. Thomas is a black journalist who has covered police in Memphis. One officer admitted to spying on her. She’s on a long list of prominent black journalists and activists who have been subjected to police surveillance over decades.
SOURCE: Virginia Mercury
As Campaign 2020 Shifts into High Gear, Trump’s Defamation Suits Pose a Chilling Prospect for the Press
Although the 1964 Times v. Sullivan ruling makes it unlikely Trump would win a libel suit against a media outlet, the adminstration wants to break the historical relationship between the press and public figures.
SOURCE: Freedom Forum
“Be nice” — two words not found anywhere among the 45 words of the First Amendment.
by Adam Hochschild
Exactly 100 years ago, this country’s media was laboring under the kind of official censorship that would undoubtedly thrill both Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo.
by Ed Simon
Her great contribution is demonstrating how afraid of uncomfortable truths we’ve become.
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