David Harsanyi, The Committee to Protect Journalists, a group alleging to promote press freedom and the rights of journalists, gave President Donald Trump the Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom Award in its Press Oppressors awards this week. The story was giddily retweeted across the liberal Twitterverse because, one imagines, people actually believe it.
Trump’s attacks on the press are the worst in our history. We shouldn’t push back. “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace says even though President Trump treats the free press like his enemy, journalists shouldn’t treat him like he’s theirs. (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post) Chris Wallace is anchor of “Fox News Sunday.” This op-ed is
Amanda Prestigiacomo, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has once again showed itself to be useless, or inconsistent at best, rejecting the claim that Colorado-based Christian baker Jack Phillips has free speech protections in refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding because it conflicted with his deeply held religious beliefs. The Washington Times
Pat Buchanan, To attend the Indianapolis Colts game where the number of the legendary Peyton Manning was to be retired, Vice President Mike Pence, a former governor of Indiana, flew back from Las Vegas. With him in the stadium was wife Karen. In honor of Manning, she wore a No. 18 jersey as “The Star
Erick Erickson, Polling from YouGov this week shows 45 percent of Republicans support letting courts shut down “news media outlets for publishing or broadcasting stories that are biased or inaccurate.” Only 18 percent of Democrats favor this. Worse, only 33 percent of Republicans recognize that “fining news media outlets for publishing or broadcasting stories that
Reagan McCarthy, The American Dream has historically been sought-after, and has been a benchmark for success, particularly young people. Immigrants line up, waiting years, to have a chance at a better life, and at the alleged American Dream. As America has entered into the era of political correctness and government handouts, however, young people no
Daniel Greenfield, When the White House fights the media cartel, it’s upholding a free press. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. The media finally found its hero. The hero was Brian Karem, the sweaty, surly and unshaven
Congressman Francis Rooney, Our First Amendment right to free speech is under assault on many college and university campuses around the country. Under the guise of protecting students, the freedom to express views not deemed acceptable to an intolerant, judgmental elite is being attacked and denounced by students, professors and, in many cases, administrators. Protection