The Conservative Conundrum: Regulating Social Media

The Conservative Conundrum: Regulating Social Media

Almost everybody I talk to — be they on the Left, Right or in between — agrees that something is terribly wrong with social media. My liberal friends are convinced that Russian trolls helped deliver…

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Is The First Amendment An Excuse For SLOPPY, AWFUL Journalism?

Is The First Amendment An Excuse For SLOPPY, AWFUL Journalism?

The First Amendment of the United States of America is the envy of publishers and journalists around the world. As a specialist in international media law, I can say with certainty that no legal system…

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Spying On Reporters: A Historical Perspective

Spying On Reporters: A Historical Perspective

The news cycle being what it is, the arrest of former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee James Wolfe and the governments’ scooping up emails between him and his paramour Ali Watkins, a New…

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Lights, Camera, Action: Pallywood Is At It Again

Lights, Camera, Action: Pallywood Is At It Again

As a young journalist in the 1970s, I pitched a story to a magazine, specifically a photo essay on “The Children of Northern Ireland.” Given the violence of the time it seemed like an important…

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OLD TWEET SYNDROME: Old Tweets Have Become A Powerful New Weapon

OLD TWEET SYNDROME: Old Tweets Have Become A Powerful New Weapon

Samantha Bee is one very ticked-off lady, and she blames Twitter. Did someone post her personal address? Did someone tweet photos of her in flagrante delicto? Nope. She’s just one of the more recent and…

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Giant Boobs Trump Newsworthiness As Media Dances With The (Porn) Stars

Giant Boobs Trump Newsworthiness As Media Dances With The (Porn) Stars

The domestic news cycle might be described as “All Trump, All the Time.” Cable networks, national newspapers and the blogosphere are saturated with reports and opinions based on every breath, twitch or tweet made by…

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