Surprise, surprise, President Trump took to Twitter to express his thoughts. But I mean, how else would be know what the ‘real’ news is, right? This time, Trump seems to think that the Russia investigation is a hoax by the Democrats, because they are still mad about Clinton's loss. He went on a complete tirade,... Continue Reading →
Seeing is Believing
News reflection: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/business/media/trump-twitter-bots.html Though The New York Times published this article (“A Bot that Makes Trump Tweets Presidential”) on October 15, I feel like it is just as relevant this week as any week in which Donald Trump is a) the president and b) owner of a Twitter account. The Times article calls attention to two... Continue Reading →
University of Wisconsin approves punishment of student protestors in new First Amendment rule
The University of Wisconsin approved a rule that would punish students for disrupting and/or protesting speeches and presentations on campus. The rule, which awaits implementation and signage by Governor Scott Walker, mandates that student protestors who disrupt speeches and presentations may be subject to suspension and possibly even expulsion. The University of Wisconsin will suspend... Continue Reading →
New Details on Sandy Hook Shooter
I recently read an article from CNN, the FBI published a new report, regarding Sandy Hook Shooter, Adam Lanza. These documents are said to “paint a disturbing portrait” of him For some context if you don't know, on December 14th, 2012, using a Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S rifle a 12 gauge semi-automatic rifle, Adam Lanza stormed into... Continue Reading →
NFL Drops to It’s Knees
The NFL had it's annual meeting in New York City on Tuesday, and it was decided that players can't be penalized for kneeling during the National Anthem. In addition, the NFL will also support the causes for which these players are kneeling- specifically for protests agains the criminal justice system. I'm surprised by the NFL's... Continue Reading →
The Freedom to Grieve
The New York Times reports, on October 17, that a passenger onboard a Delta flight was told she could not sing the national anthem. Dr. Pamela Gaudry who is an obstetrician-gynecologist from Georgia, boarded a flight which was carrying a fallen soldier back home. The soldier was Army Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, one of... Continue Reading →
The Media should be ashamed! Very, Very bad.
I recently read an article in which the chairman of Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Aijt Pai, was under pressure to comment on President Trump’s threats against NBC. Trump tweeted, “With all the fake news coming out of NBC and the networks at what point is it appropriate to challenge their license?” Claiming that news networks... Continue Reading →
What is a Journalist anyway?
When it comes to journalistic privilege, we have to ask ourselves: What is a journalist, and what is privilege? The expansion of the internet has made it so everybody has the ability to publish their opinions, political ideologies, stories, etc. The internet has also given rise to, “citizen journalism.” in which everyday citizens can use... Continue Reading →
A Call to Remain Consistent
President Trump contradicts himself tremendously. A recent article by the Washington Post, describes the ongoing battle between Trump and the NFL. After the NFL decided that players are not entitled to stand during the national anthem, Trump once again took to Twitter and claimed this was "Total disrespect for our great country!". Limiting freedom to... Continue Reading →
The President Won’t Stop Blocking Dissenters on Twitter! Sad.
This summer, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a lawsuit against the President of the United States, Donald Trump after he blocked seven individuals from the organization on Twitter. Attorneys from the Department of Justice have asked for this lawsuit, which would take place in a New York Federal Court, to be... Continue Reading →