Decades After Clinton’s Failure to Control Media, Politicians Now Simply Attack Free Speech
Authoritarians target new media by destroying First Amendment
April 24, 2014
Nearly twenty years after the Clinton administration’s vain attempt to control the media, politicians are now simply trying to regulate free speech out of existence due to the ever-increasing influence of the alternative, real media.
As reported earlier today by Paul Joseph Watson, the ‘Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014,’ introduced in both the U.S. House and the Senate, would grant the federal government broad powers to chill the First Amendment.
The bill targets “hateful activity on the Internet that occurs outside of the zone of the First Amendment protection,” according to Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, the chief sponsor of the House version.
But as we’ve constantly seen in the past, big government advocates like to label political dissent as “hate speech.”
In one notable example from last May, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly showed an image of Alex Jones during his show with a caption entitled “Hate Speech.”
Of course, O’Reilly never presented any evidence.