Category Media Criticism
Last month, On the Media, a popular radio program from New York City’s WNYC, aired an episode that questioned free speech values and challenged so-called “free speech absolutism.”
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Matt Taibbi, Nadine Strossen, and Amna Khalid, who provide direct responses to many of the free speech critiques made in On the Media’s program
“According to the Constitution, Article I, Congress has the sole right to declare war. But that provision has long been dispatched to the ashcan, along with other inconvenient provisions of the document that we are taught to revere.”
Carlson’s public flirtation with right-wing violence prompted the conservative columnist Max Boot to claim that Carlson “is inciting violence and abetting terrorism. He hits a new low every time he takes to the airwaves.”
“A future without local journalism is as dire as a society without roads and bridges.”
“It is impossible to anticipate all the threats that you will face when confronting powerful governments.”
Not up to Youtube’s community guidelines!
Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.
If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.
It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.
In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business. Do we really want that?
Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?