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Originally posted by denythestatusquo
what is a crime is lying, exaggerating, taking stories out of context, launching attack campaigns against political leaders for purely selfish reasons, aiding and abetting enemies of the country and promoting foreign interests over local interests and I could go on and on... but why bother?
Originally posted by Ahabstar
It is irresponsible and quite illegal to yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater when there is no fire. Is your free speech infringed?
(This ruling preceded the adoption of building codes, and theatergoers faced a real possibility of being unable to escape the building in an emergency due to narrow aisles and jammed doors.)
Schenck was later overturned by Brandenburg v. Ohio, which ruled that speech could only be banned when it was directed to and likely to incite imminent lawless action (e.g. a riot), the test which remains until this day.
Should a Satanic cult freely practice a human sacrifice on the steps of the National Cathedral in DC?
Should have Al Gore shot George W. and the Supreme Court Justices because they denied his 531st (or so ) Petition to recount the votes in Florida again?
Originally posted by Swatmanthe New York Times will try anything to get the government in trouble. they abuse their freedom of speech and the press.
the NYT is a terrorist organization on american soil
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy; the best weapon of a democracy is openness.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
This pesky Freedom of the Press (written on a goddamn piece of paper) is ruining his whole game!
[edit on 27-6-2006 by Benevolent Heretic]
Originally posted by nikelbee
Does anyone else agree that this attempt to silence the press, is particularly alarming? Especially when tags such as 'treasonous' and 'anti-american' are being bandied about so freely.
Originally posted by zenlover28
The same thing could be said about the majority of people here and their feelings toward Fox News. I don't care either way..they're all biased.
Alarming, yes, but not at all surprising (to me). My thoughts are that this particular time, this administration was not able to silence or otherwise control the media. I'm convinced that there are other times when they've been successful. It's naïve to think otherwise, in my opinion.
Originally posted by mr conspiracy
Somebody remind that dude that freedom of the press is in interest of the people.
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported that the records were examined under a series of broad U.S. subpoenas, with the Times reporting that Treasury officials did not seek individual court-approved warrants or subpoenas to examine specific transactions.
The Journal also said the existence of the program may be controversial in Europe and other parts of the world, and within the global banking industry, which has long worried about the privacy of transactions.
Based in Belgium, SWIFT is a financial industry cooperative that distributes data messages between 7,800 financial institutions in more than 200 countries, as well as providing the software that allows the institutions to communicate with each other. According to the Journal, SWIFT handles more than 11 million transactions a day. The Times reports that it handles $6 trillion in transactions daily.