First Amendment Today, June 15, 2018: Trump Salutes, Pyongyang Gloats; Twitter Titan Has Chick-fil-A for Dinner, Crow for Dessert


Trump salutes North Korean general during Singapore summit, hands Pyongyang propaganda coup

Screenshot of Donald Trump saluting a North Korean general.
(YouTube screenshot via Military Times)

In 7-2 decision, SCOTUS rules that First Amendment protects political T-shirts and buttons worn by voters at polls

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“Welcome Mike Pence: Big LGBTQ Dance Party” will greet anti-gay VP’s visit to Columbus, Ohio, with drag show

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Iowa Congressman and far-right nativist Steve King retweets British Nazi sympathizer

Photo of Congressman Steve King in jacket, no tie, with microphone in right hand, gesticulating with his left.
(Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

PC police cluck at Twitter titan Jack Dorsey for chowing down at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month

After Jersey City mayor bans newspaper boxes, police arrest Indypendent editor who stands up for First Amendment rights during council meeting

Roseanne Barr tweets that her “Planet of the Apes” slur was a reference to “the anti-semitism of the Iran deal”

Stranger Things teen star quits Twitter over #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown meme

“Well, sod your freedom of speech!” Sir Elton John calls for social-media boycott over homophobic content

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See Also:
“First Amendment Today, June 14, 2018: Trump Calls News Media ‘Biggest Enemy,’ Dutch Wingnut Sponsors ‘Muhammad Cartoon Contest,’ and…Netflix Bans Flirting!”

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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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