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Monday, June 7, 2010

First Amendment Issues

Earlier I posted on Columnist Helen Brown and my comments on her latest imbroglio while on "City Life" this AM.  The point was made in response that she was free to say what she wants under the First Amendment.

I am not sure that is true.  The First Amendment says Congress shall make no law...

Congress is not restricting the free speech of Ms Helen Thomas, so I am not sure how the First Amendment applies.  It is her employer who asked her to retire, based upon her exercise of her ability to speak.

Regards  —  Cliff


Craig H said...

I find most people mistake their right to say whatever they want with their responsibility to those who provide them the soapbox from which to say it. If Helen had been talking trash to a neighbor in her back yard, nobody would be talking about her today. But, because her position as a salaried celebrity reporter (to be attending that shindig and interviewed on camera) put her comments into the mainstream media, those comments aren't so much "hers" as they are her employer's--and only hucksters employed by sensationalist media outlets (e.g. Olbermann on MSNBC, Beck on Fox News, etc.) enjoy carte blanche for their self-important and self-involved media self-immolations. (Because they boost ratings).

ncrossland said...

Actually, it wasn't the outburst about the Jews that got her. It was the outburst about the Blacks that did her in. She said in a public interview at a Black oriented event in DC that "They need to get the hell out of here and go back to Africa." Of course, her welcome at the WH expired immediately.