First Amendment Today, April 30, 2018: Michelle Wolf, Sarah Sanders, and the ‘Incel Rebellion’

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Comedian Michelle Wolf skewers Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and others at White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (WHCD), billed as celebration of the First Amendment

Color photo of comedian Michelle Wolf, holding a microphone
Comedian Michelle Wolf (Erin Nekervis via Flickr [cropped])

Republican snowflakes criticize Wolf’s routine as too caustic, White House Correspondents’ Association caves, calls Wolf’s monologue “not in the spirit” of group’s mission

Read transcript of Wolf’s WHCD performance and discover for yourself: She was a riot

U.S. Department of Justice removes section on “Need for Free Press and Public Trial” from U.S. Attorneys’ Manual

Color photo of Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, seated, in suit and tie, headlining the keynote event at the Internet Education Foundation's January 2018 State of the Net Conference
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s review of the DOJ’s manual for federal prosecutors resulted in the deletion of a key section (Internet Education Foundation via Flickr)

Journalist argues that censorship can prevent ‘incels’ (involuntary celibates) such as Toronto mass murderer Alek Minassian from ‘radicalization’

Encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp ‘bans’ European teens under age sixteen in order to comply with new EU law (those under thirteen were already banned)

Photo of an iPhone with an image of WhatsApp's icon with the words "Welcome to WhatsApp" in Spanish.
(Microsiervos via Flickr)

Iowa man is free to say his hometown smells like “rancid dog food” without fear of being sued by city, rules federal judge

Color photo of a black dog, standing on a sunlit floor and gazing down at a white bowl filled with canned dog food
(Ben Robinson via Flickr)

See Also:
“First Amendment Today, April 27, 2018: Top Headlines From the Fight for Free Speech”

About Stephen Lemons

Stephen Lemons is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering everything from government corruption to white-supremacist gangs. In addition to Front Page Confidential, his work has appeared in Phoenix New Times, the Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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