The controversial gaggle was held in White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer‘s office. “This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House,” CNN said in a statement. On top of being unacceptable, the move by the White House may also be illegal and unconstitutional. It is one thing for the Trump campaign or even the DNC to ban certain journalists from rallies or press conferences. But, Trump is now the President, and as a government official, he answers to the taxpayers and the Constitution.
“It’s unconstitutional when President Trump has said he doesn’t like CNN and the New York Times and then excludes them from a press conference. It’s a content-based ban and the government generally cannot enact laws or restrictions that punish speech based or restrict public access based on content. Courts have held that a government press conference is a public forum generally open to the media, and any restrictions must be based on reasons other than content,” First Amendment attorney and LawNewz columnist Susan Seager said.
FK – The words ‘press pass’ are not found in the First Amendment. Neither is ‘official,’ or ‘real’ or ‘fake’ or ‘mainstream’ or ‘trained journalist’ or ‘journalism degree’ or commie news network or faux nuze or new yawk slimes or big city daily or tabloid or blog or google or network news or corporate news or robber baron or ‘fit-to-print’ or gatekeepers or a lot of other damn stuff.
Get the drift yet?
White House press conferences have never been open to the public. Just try to get permission to attend one as an independent journalist or even a citizen who happens to own a modern ‘press’ i.e. a blog or website or YouTube channel.
They need to be held in stadiums and Joe Schmo who has just as much ‘freedom of the press’ as any ‘official’ card carrying commie mainstream newswhore should be able to ask any question he chooses of any prez, commie, or ‘conservative’ or faker or whatever.
But we don’t live in that world do we? Not yet. I haven’t given up hope that finally some occupant of the now orange house, formerly the now red house, will do something so arrogant that millions of real Americans, not amerikans, will use the Second Amendment as it was intended and rectify our situation and erect a granite gallows in front of every govt. building and station a militia unit there to make sure it doesn’t fall into disuse.
Did someone once say “Hang the lawyers first?” If not they should have. Really, I’d kill the newswhores first.
When it comes to our Liberty the Bill of Rights is the precedent and WE THE PEOPLE are the final arbiter of our rights, not any group of black-robed shysters or elected, hired or appointed public SERVANTS!
FK – The issue is those who consider us to be livestock can’t control them when they’re in our hands.
But then, the average dumbass barely knows Liberty exists at all:
FK – The alternative reaction could have been a SWAT team responding to a ‘terrorist’ in a mask.
Now on to dealing with a different kind of zombie:
FK – A right applied for is a privilege.
This is all about privileges. Do we have a ‘free country?’ Of course not.
We must take our country back, repeal all this garbage and get control of how the ‘police’ are indoctrinated. If they don’t know their first responsibility is the protection of the Bill of Rights and the expansion of human Liberty then they have no business with a badge or any authority over anyone.
FK – We can’t blindly trust the govt. or the damned corporations. They consider us to be livestock. There is nothing more important to understand than that. We must constantly hold a knife to their throats to force them to respect us.
FK – The Brits turned their guns into their govt. without a fight so they fully deserve whatever is done to them.
The measures would give the police powers to apply to the high court for an order to limit the “harmful activities” of an extremist individual. The definition of harmful is to include a risk of public disorder, a risk of harassment, alarm or distress or creating a “threat to the functioning of democracy”.
FK – Oh dear, how dare someone endanger democracy, the newest way to keep the slaves working.
Limiting the abilities of those who actively work to destroy human Liberty would involve throwing more commies out of western society than ragheads. Simple fact. We should’ve started that long ago. They’re the ones who let the fundie rageheads gain so much power in Europe.