As much as I'm disgusted by NPR's termination of Juan Williams, it's not a First Amendment violation, and it's silly to say that it is. So naturally Sarah Palin said it is. As Doug Mataconis points out, it's just the latest instance of Palin misconstruing or misrepresenting what the First Amendment says and what it means. I can't stand her, so I'm biased, but it seems that this pattern ought to matter to people who actually care about the First Amendment and care about politicians accurately construing the Constitution.
Last 5 posts by Ken White
- No, Trump Didn't Argue That Protesters Have No Right To Protest or Violated His Rights - April 24th, 2017
- A Pony A Day Keeps the Doctor Away - April 20th, 2017
- Alex Jones And The Rule of Goats - April 19th, 2017
- The Seductive Appeal of the "Nazi Exception" - April 18th, 2017
- The Road to Popehat: Spring Edition - April 17th, 2017