Thursday, October 19, 2017

Will Trump/Sessions begin jailing journalists?

"Can you commit to not jailing reporters for doing their jobs?" Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., asked Sessions on Wednesday. “I don’t know if I can make a blanket commitment to that effect,” Sessions responded, “but I would say we have not taken any aggressive action against the media at this point.”
Soon after DT openly threatened that the broadcasting licenses for networks whose reporting he does not like be revoked, his attorney general refused to pledge he won't try to jail journalists for doing their jobs.

Words have lost all meaning when "Freedom of Speech" becomes the rationale for inviting white supremacists and neo-fascists to give campus speeches while mobilizing the military to stop anti-racist student protesters from exercising their freedom to peacefully assemble or when the banner of  "national security" is used as a weapon against freedom of the press.

AG Jeff Sessions, who's at least twice been caught lying about his meetings with the Russians during the presidential campaign, is now claiming "national security" as his rationale for a possible all out attack on the fourth estate and their First Amendment rights.

 “We respect the important role the press plays and we’ll give them respect, but it’s not unlimited", says Sessions.
He then claimed that “we have matters that involve the most serious national security issues that put our country at risk and we will utilize the authorities that we have legally and constitutionally if we have to."
This all-out attack on the media and First Amendment rights will be a hot topic of discussion on tomorrow's Hitting Left show when our in-studio guest will be the dean of Chicago's black journalists, Charles Thomas. 

Tune in at 11 a.m. CT to Lumpen Radio. 

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