Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Last night, Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence met on the debate stage to argue before the American people while their running mate would be the best person to become our next commander in chief. Joining me today to talk all about the debate and what the Clinton campaign will be doing in the final weeks before the general election to make their case to the American people is Zerlina Maxwell who is the Progressive Media Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The First Amendment and freedom of speech have been in the headlines a lot recently, from Colin Kapernick’s protest of the Nation Anthem to Donald Trump vowing on the campaign trail to “open up” the libel laws so that when journalists say things he doesn’t like “we can sue them and win lots of money”; but has this fundamental of American rights always been under such assault? In his new book Indelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America’s Free Press Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Kluger tells the story of the New-York Weekly Journal, the first American newspaper to openly criticized those in power and the resulting court battle that helped enshrine the principle of free speech and the institution of a free press into American society.
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Posted by Matthew McDonough at 2:51 PM