First Amendment Today, July 25, 2018: CNN Airs Trump-Cohen Tape; University of Kansas Censors Flag Art; And… Meet Pro Wrestler ‘Blitzkrieg the German Juggernaut’


CNN airs audiotape of Trump and ex-attorney Michael Cohen discussing Playboy model Karen McDougal payoff

Headshot of former Playboy model Karen McDougal smiling
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal in 2011 (Glenn Francis, via Wikimedia Commons)

Coincidence? Two days before Cohen audiotape was made public, Trump THREATENED IRAN ON TWITTER IN ALL CAPS

White House mulls revoking security clearances of former officials for making “political statements” about POTUS

Photo of James Comey in a suit, speaking from the pulpit of the historic 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on May 25, 2016
Ex-FBI director James Comey speaking at civil-rights conference in Birmingham, Alabama, in May 2016 (FBI via Flickr)

University of Kansas censors U.S. flag art after conservative politicians claim it “desecrates” Old Glory

Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again: TV prankster dupes yahoos in Kingman, Arizona, with tale of building the world’s largest mosque in the center of town

Techdirt slams House Judiciary Committee for promotional video containing multiple bogus claims regarding FOSTA-SESTA

Pennsylvania school district investigates teacher whose professional wrestling persona is “Blitzkrieg the German Juggernaut”

YouTube screenshot of Kevin Bean (Blitzkrieg the German Juggernaut) at a World Wide Wrestling Alliance production
Pennsylvania grade-school teacher Kevin Bean, a.k.a. Blitzkrieg the German Juggernaut (@ryansatin via Twitter)

Viral Video of the Day: Georgia cops pin ten-year-old boy to the ground while his father is arrested

See Also:
“First Amendment Today, July 24, 2018: Tronc Slashes Daily News Staff; Women Greet Pence in Handmaid’s Tale Garb; …and ‘Lock Him Up!’”

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

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