The Associated Press reported this week that senators met with the CIA head Director Gina Haspel and were convinced not only was Saudis involved in the killing of Washington Post journalist Khashoggi but so was the Saudi Prince . A brief reminder of who Khashoggi was? Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabia national who sought asylum in the U.S.... Continue Reading →
Hot Water !
Facebook is once again in the news. According to the Times, Facebook did not disclose to congress that the Russian interference was happening much longer than they had admitted. This was a shock to their democrat "friends." In the past YouTube and Facebook were under fire because of the Russian interference during the presidential interference.... Continue Reading →
The first amendment which is freedom of the press, freedom of speech, free to assemble, freedom of religion has afforded us a liberty without government control. Throughout history opinions have changed towards the constitution depending who is on the bench. After listening to the interview between Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor and the Aspen Institute;... Continue Reading →
Fortunately/ Unfortunately Everyone has a Right to be Heard.
"That people find free speech offensive is not a sufficient reason for suppressing it. If Indeed it is the speaker’s opinion that gives offense that consequence is a reason for according it constitutional protection": By Chief Justice William Rehnquist FCC v Pacifica Foundation Chief Justice William Rehnquist delivered the above statement for the case Hustler Magazine v Falwell... Continue Reading →
SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
In my last blog post I wrote about Jamal Khashoggi and his death. This week his death understandably is taking up the news headlines. The Saudis have confirmed Khashoggi’s death but now he is to blame. Apparently Khashoggi fought in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul which led to him being killed. The questions we need... Continue Reading →
Journalism,Risk and Confidentiality
The death of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been in the news recently. The Turkish government said Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. At first, no one confirmed if he was dead, although it was suspected. Apparently Khashoggi went to the consulate to arrange for a marriage certificate but never came out. Trump said Khashoggi’s death was the possibility of... Continue Reading →
There is a thin line to the first amendment regarding free speech and its repercussions Often , people voice their opinions without realizing the consequences. For e.g. Kanye West and his rant about abolishing the 13th Amendment on the opening of the SNL season. The strides that blacks have made to be recognized and respected has... Continue Reading →
People over Government and Public Officials !
After reading the chapters New York Times v. Sullivan, Near v. Minnesota and Hustler Magazine v. Falwell in Freedom of the Press, I felt conflicted. On a side note these cases have do with freedom of press. I like being informed what is happening in the news. I like the freedom I could write an opinion... Continue Reading →
While lying in bed checking my twitter feed, to my surprise, I saw a tweet of a campaign ad video. The headline of the video said “Family that defends it honor. The video seemed interesting, so I clicked on it. In the video were six siblings endorsing their brothers opponent. I watched it again... Continue Reading →