What about The Onion? Or The Daily Show? Are we going to ban sarcasm as in North Korea? Isn't political sarcasm one of the foundations of US? Satire and parody are important forms of political commentary that rely on blurring the line between truth and outrageousness. The U.S. Supreme Court has said that a statement is an opinion that merits protection when it is (1) about a matter of public concern, (2) expressed in a way that makes it hard to prove whether it is true or false, and (3) can't be reasonably interpreted to be a factual statement about someone.
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This is just a fascinating area. I did my doctoral thesis on the state's right to ban porno and nudey places. They simply could not constitutionally do it as it was speech. So they zoned against it. Like churches need to be off maintstreet. Thanks.
Yes, I agree. It is up to the reader to discern what is news and what is satire and what is spin and what is lie...unfortunately, some people think the daily show is news...
If you want fake news, look no further than The Daily News. Shaun King, biggest race hustler of all time, king of passing off unchecked hearsay as real.
I disagree. Bad info should be brought out to the light to be ridiculed otherwise it will fester in the dark and grow unseen and with that will have power
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