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
- Shock, Dismay In Academia At Scorpion Acting Like Scorpion - June 28th, 2017
- Free Speech Triumphant Or Free Speech In Retreat? - June 21st, 2017
- The Power To Generate Crimes Rather Than Merely Investigate Them - June 19th, 2017
- Free Speech, The Goose, And The Gander - June 17th, 2017
- Free Speech Tropes In The LA Times - June 8th, 2017