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During the Police Brutality Demonstrations, Officers and Protesters Alike Target the News Media

“I’m getting shot!” screamed local Louisville TV reporter Kaitlin Rush while live on air.  An anchor back in the studio asked who the pepper-ball...

The Global Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic on a Free Press

Among the many victims of the coronavirus pandemic is a free press.  Make no mistake, the press is not in nearly as precarious a...

The Coronavirus:  Different Approaches to Informing the Public from Around the World, and the Ensuing Dangers

Update 2-29-20:   After the White House apparently muzzled Dr. Anthony Fauci and other leading government medical officials to avoid inconsistent messages about potential catastrophic...

Prager University v. Google

Amid all the rancor by presidential candidates, other politicians, and some of the public at large to regulate speech among social media outlets large...

Live from Moscow, It’s Radio Putin!

Written by Neil MacFarquhar and published in The New York Times: Playing on Kansas City Radio: Russian Propaganda Radio Sputnik, a propaganda arm of the Russian...

When Will John Bolton be Permitted to Speak

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has a story to tell.  His own story . . . about the delay in the delivery of...

Viewing the Presidential Impeachment Trial . . . Via a Sketch Artist

Most real courtroom trials are boring.  They can be laden with mundane facts and arcane rules of law.  They are nothing like prime-time television...

The Curious Libel Plaintiff

When high profile business professionals file defamation lawsuits against media outlets – especially prominent media outlets – media defense lawyers often scratch their heads. ...