First Amendment Today, July 23, 2018: Disney Fires Guardians of the Galaxy Director Over ‘Offensive’ Old Tweets, While Teen-Years Twitter Bile Wins a Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher a Standing Ovation


Haunted by Twitter, Part 1: Disney fires Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn after Daily Caller unearths “offensive” decade-old tweets

Photo of James Gunn wearing a sports coat over a T-shirt with a dog on it, speaking into a microphone held in his right hand and gesticulating with his left.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn speaks at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Haunted by Twitter, Part 2: Actress Selma Blair comes to Gunn’s defense, publicizing a petition asking that Disney rehire him

Haunted by Twitter, Part 3: Milwaukee Brewers fans give pitcher Josh Hader a standing ovation less than a week after racist tweets surface from his teen years

St. Louis driver fired by Uber and Lyft and banned by Twitch after livestreaming rides with hundreds of customers without their knowledge

Screenshot showing the violet-lit interior of a car driven by a bearded man with two female passengers in the back seat; the passengers' faces are obscured by Photoshopped-in black squares
A screenshot of driver Jason Gargac, who has been fired by Uber and Lyft and banned by Twitch for livestreaming his encounters with unwitting passengers in and around St. Louis, Missouri (Twitch screenshot via

“I Might Need Security”: Chance the Rapper announces purchase of new site Chicagoist in the lyrics of new song

National Enquirer publisher may have stepped over legal line in bid to aid Trump

Wired examines how anarchist Cody Wilson’s courtroom win in favor of downloadable DIY firearms will forever change the gun debate

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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,, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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