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
- Hate Speech Debate on More Perfect Live - September 5th, 2017
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- Department of Justice Uses Search Warrant To Get Data On Visitors to Anti-Trump Site - August 14th, 2017
- America At The End of All Hypotheticals - August 14th, 2017
- Lawsplainer: Why John Oliver Is Anti-Diversity Now - August 11th, 2017