First Amendment Today, June 26, 2018: Sarah Sanders, Maxine Walters, and…Laura Ingalls Wilder?!


Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, 86’ed Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The owner explains why.

Photo of a red hen looking into the camera.
(David Goehring via Flickr)

Sarah Sanders tweets her displeasure at being asked to leave, and the internet mob attacks every restaurant named “Red Hen” it can find

POTUS lays into Red Hen as “filthy” — but health violations abound at Trump properties

Chicago bar bans MAGA hats and facial tattoos

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters calls on populace to “create a crowd,” “push back” against Trump officials. POTUS counterpunches with scantily veiled threat.

Photo of Congresswoman Maxine Walters speaking into a mic at a rally.
(Screenshot via CNN)

Responding to scolding Democrats, Waters clarifies that she believes in “peaceful protests”

Library group strips Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from children’s literature prize over descriptions of blacks, Indians

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New Yorker copy editor shares tweet that erroneously disparaged a combat-wounded ICE staffer for his tattoo — and winds up resigning

photo showing Justin Gaertner, a heavily tattooed combat-wounded veteran who works for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at a computer workstation, with a service dog in the background
Justin Gaertner, a computer forensics analyst for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), has a Maltese Cross on his left elbow, not an Iron Cross

Meanwhile, New Yorker buffs its own lefty credentials with shark-jumping defense of campus censorship

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See Also:
“First Amendment Today, June 21, 2018: Sessions Schools Us on Nazis; Trump Retreats on Caging Tots; …and the Lewandowski Womp Womp!”

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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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