Montel William recently tweeted that people who do a certain thing on their profile would be unfollowed and blocked by him. The problem is, as it became clear in the following thread, he didn’t actually know what the thing he that was upset about and banning people for actually was. He still doesn’t. In point of fact, neither do I, although both he and I have a vaguely contextually idea.
That is a big part of the problem, when it comes to censorship and/or editorial controlling speech on non-governmental platforms. If we don’t know what we are looking at, how do we look when we start banning and/or editorially controlling the content of speech? Read the rest of this entry
The 1st Amendment prevents the Government – at any level – from stifling Free Speech. You’re not going to find a group of people more passionate about free speech than broadcasters, be they Super Star Mega Syndicated hosts or your local podcaster with tens of downloads. There is always a fear that if we let our guard down that some Government agent somewhere will try to silence our voices.
But what about when private companies do it? Read the rest of this entry
On this classic Dave & John, in early April of 2013, there came news that a musical production based on two things, the sinking of the Costa Concordia and Gilligan’s Island, was in the works. But this would be no ordinary musical! Let’s celebrate the most horrible thing to befall sailing rich people since the TiTanic!
Meanwhile, AJ mockery and a caller who gets on John’s bad side lead to a discussion about a local School Board Member who doesn’t actually need to be in court. Plus a settlement in a 4th Amendment case has Dave’s teeth on edge.
All while we Singh, Concordia! Singh!