corporate censorship

The AETA 4: If this is terrorism, then what isn’t?

By |2019-03-15T17:03:08-04:00August 10th, 2009|Blog|

While Congress has been busy protecting animals from cruelty at the expense of the First Amendment (See U.S. v Stevens) elsewhere it has been legislating away the First Amendment rights of animal cruelty protesters to protect corporate profits.  Last month, a federal court in Northern California heard oral arguments on a motion to dismiss in United States v. Buddenberg, the [...]

Corporate Censorship: GE and NewsCorp shut up Olbermann and O’Reilly

By |2019-03-13T18:19:26-04:00August 4th, 2009|Blog|

The New York Times ran an article this past Saturday, "Voices From Above Silence a Cable TV Feud", about how GE and NewsCorp enforced a kind of "cease-fire" – otherwise known as corporate censorship - on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Fox's Bill O'Reilly. While I’ve always found the battle between Olberman and O’Reilly to be exhausting (though admittedly entertaining), the [...]