The Brett Kimberlin Saga:

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Savage Hypocrisy of the #FreePress Protest

Today and yesterday, a number of newspapers are putting forth editorials purporting to defend freedom of the press, using the hashtag #FreePress.  It all seemed to be kicked off by the Boston Globe, which made these kinds of statements.

Journalists are not the enemy

August 15, 2018

A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “the enemy of the people.” This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small – to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words.

Let me start with something basic.  Of course, I support freedom of the press, as well as all forms of peaceful expression and not just in words.  My readers know that I have literally gone to jail for this and am fighting in several courts to protect that right, both as lawyer and citizen.  They know I have defended the right to speak of people who cheered when my freedom of expression was suppressed.  That’s not my problem with this #FreePress protest.  My problem is the incredible hypocrisy involved and general stupidity about what freedom of the press and freedom of expression means.

For starters, complaining that Trump is assaulting freedom of the press is so ignorant it makes my head hurt.  Does anyone in the press understand that freedom of expression includes the right to criticize what others say?  In other words, the First Amendment protects the right of CNN to say X and it also includes the right of someone else to say “CNN should not have said X.”