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BBC Cameraman Shoved By Trump Supported During Rally In El Paso, Texas

28 Feb

This event is fairly recent.  Before I get into the legal and ethical importance, I first have to talk about how in May of 2018, it was ruled unconstitutional for President Trump to block people on twitter who had differing ideas. (https://thehill.com/regulation/389021-judge-rules-trump-cant-block-users-on-twitter)   That was seen as an attack on the first amendment.  Here we are […]

Is this the End of White House Press Briefings?

28 Feb

On Friday, January 22nd President Trump took to Twitter yet again to give reference to why his Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been tapering off the podium. The president’s relationship with the press has always been a complicated one, but he consistently updates the public via twitter about his criticism of journalists. This time Trump accused the […]

Washington Post Sued for False and Defamatory Accusations

28 Feb

 Washington Post Sued for False and Defamatory Accusations The Washington Post is being sued for $250 million in damages by the family of a teen who last month was involved in a viral video with a Native American man. Nicholas Sandmann’s family filed a lawsuit with U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky Northern Division at Covington. […]

Family sues Washington Post for false article

28 Feb

Armed with a “Make America Great Again” hat and a smile, high schooler Nicholas Sandmann was assumed to have confronted and bullied an adult at the National Mall. On January 18, 2019, Nicholas Sandmann went on a school trip to the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. Sandmann and the rest of the students from Covington Catholic […]

Rolling Stone settles last law suit involving UVA rape accusations in controversial article

28 Feb

Rolling Stones magazine has always been known for taking risks and creating controversy; having bold articles and crazy, intriguing stories within the pages. Back in 2014, according to this article, the magazine had published a 9,000 word story of alleged institutional indifference to sexual assault survivors and how sexual assault cases are commonly mishandled especially […]

Former Arizona Sheriff Suing New York Times for $147.5 MILLION

28 Feb

Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff announced that he will be suing New York Times for $147.5 million on behalf of an article  containing information on his abuse of power. Arapio claims that he was caught in a false light, and has suffered some losses since the release of the post. In 2017 the sheriff was […]

Justice Thomas states will to reevaluate landmark New York Times v. Sullivan case

28 Feb

In a recent decision by the Supreme Court to not take up a state lawsuit involving defamation, libel, and the standard of malice Supreme Court Justice brought up reevaluating the landmark New York Times v. Sullivan case. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in a concurring opinion to not take up Katherine McKee’s defamation lawsuit, stated […]

Will Journalist ever be Safe?

28 Feb

It amazes me to see the life threatening and crippling effects of being a journalist in our society today. There has been numerous journalist that have been killed within the last 3 to 5 years. For instance, just in 2007 there was a record of 120 journalist that were killed. Along with that there was […]

Maggy H was a victim of harassment on twitter

28 Feb

Maggy H. On july 3rd. She opened her mentions on Twitter and found her face in the crosshairs of a gunsight. The image was a screenshot of a blocked user’s Twitter profile page. There was nothing new about Twitter harassment for Maggie, but she was disturbed by this latest threat. One day before the receipt […]

Washington Post under fire after posting video of encounter of Kentucky teen at Lincoln Memorial

28 Feb

You may recognize the name Nicholas Sandmann, but you might not. Sandmann was the teenage boy seen in the video that went viral back in January. This video was published to the Washington Post and was between Sandmann and a native american man whose name is Nathan Phillips. Sandmann was on a school trip and […]