First Amendment Today, July 26, 2018: Dallas Cowboys Will Stand for Anthem; White House Boots CNN Reporter for Doing Her Job; Netflix Takes Heat for ‘Fat Shaming’


White House blocks CNN reporter from event after she asked Trump “inappropriate” questions

Screenshot of CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from a live TV interview.
CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, whose questions to Trump got her banned from a Rose Garden event (screenshot via CNN)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells reporters his players will stand for anthem and team will continue doing business with Papa John’s

New York attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout promises to “explore breaking up” Google and Facebook for antitrust violations

Photo of Zephyr Teachout in New York City, holding LGBT pride flag with a U.S. flag in the background.
Zephyr Teachout, candidate for New York state attorney general (Digital Media via Flickr [cropped])

Online activists push petition to stop Netflix from releasing “fat shaming” comedy series Insatiable

Mark Hamill trolls Trump after pickaxe vandalism of POTUS’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Tucker Carlson calls “hate speech” a “made-up category” designed to shut people up. And he may have a point!

Viral Video of the Week (Hate Speech Edition): White contractor in Ohio follows black man home to call him a “rude n#gger” after alleged traffic incident

See Also:
“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’”

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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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