The FCC was asked to investigate the script and practices of Sinclair Broadcasting Group based on a video of news anchors parroting a message that seems to parallel President Trump’s message attacking “fake news.”
In a nation that has upheld extreme forms of political speech (flag burning, Westboro, and profanity in a government building), the Supreme Court is tasked with balancing the legitimate interest maintaining decorum of a polling place and the right of the voter to express themselves in a forum designed for that expression.
Four advertisers, all with different ideological leanings, had their ads banned from the WMATA for being too controversial.
While many would love to see different types of hate speech exempted from First Amendment protections, there are good reasons why it is protected.
There are nations around the world where reporters are prosecuted, and sometimes jailed, because they exposed corruption, reported news of the day, or ran a story counter to what the state would approve.
The Constitution only protects individuals from actions from the government. Private companies, businesses, and other entities were meant to be free to conduct themselves how they choose.