First Amendment Today, July 30, 2018: Kochs Jump GOP Ship; a Republican Who Hearts Bigfoot Porn; …and Did Sean Spicer Drop an N-Bomb?


Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer threatens to sue AP over story about a heckler who accused Spicer of calling him a “n#gger” in high school

Photo of Sean Spicer onstage at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland (Gage Skidmore via Flickr [cropped])

Democratic candidate in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District exposes Republican foe’s online collection of Bigfoot erotica

Faux Russian soldiers guard Trump’s smashed Hollywood Walk of Fame star

If Austin, Texas, wants to whitewash its racist past, it might have to change its name

Libertarian billionaire Charles Koch tells reporters that he and fellow fat cats no longer automatically support Republicans

Politico weighs in on Backpage, sex trafficking, and the First Amendment fight of the century

video screenshots of former owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin at a 2017 hearing of the U.S. Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Former Backpage co-owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin at a U.S. Senate hearing in January 2017 (screenshot via Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations)

Tech entrepreneur Mick Hagen explains how blockchain can protect freedom of speech

Trump warps White House parley with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, says they discussed how “fake news” morphed into “enemy of the people”

See Also:
“Front Page Confidential, July 26, 2018: Dallas Cowboys Will Stand for Anthem; White House Boots CNN Reporter for Doing Her Job; Netflix Takes Heat for ‘Fat Shaming’”

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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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