Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,958
27%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 27% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: chillingeffect

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Bombshell: A livid Megyn Kelly: more at Fox News targeted by DOJ; Update: Fox statement;Video

    05/20/2013 3:27:36 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 5-20-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    THREE Fox News staffers were monitored by DOJ. WOW. WOW. WOW.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 20, 2013 Whoa.Drip, drip, drip.Megyn Kelly is reporting that it was not just James Rosen who was targeted by Obama’s Department of Justice. @MegynKelly on @FoxNews now reporting not just Rosen targed by DoJ; 3 Fox News staffers.— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) May 20, 2013 Not just one! Three Fox News staffers in DoJ sites reports @megynkelly #fb— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) May 20, 2013 Now @megynkelly reporting @JamesRosenFNC, another FNC reporter and producer were targeted by DOJ— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) May 20, 2013 Evidently, two...
  • A Chilling Effect - N.Y. comptroller trying to force disclosure of political spending by...

    01/30/2013 9:46:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 29, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    N.Y. comptroller trying to force disclosure of political spending by corporations to cut off funding for conservativesNew York state is quickly becoming ground zero in the fight over free speech and corporate political spending as a top state official with ties to left-wing campaign finance reform groups attempts to pressure private companies into making their political contributions public.New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the states top accountant and is spearheading the campaign, cites the importance of transparency.Observers warn that shareholder activism in pursuit of political disclosure represents the first stage of coordinated intimidation campaigns against private companies conducted...
  • Was the Fairness Doctrine a "Chilling Effect"? Evidence from the Postderegulation Radio Market

    02/05/2012 4:47:42 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies
    Journal of Legal Studies (Direct source of the study PDF download) ^ | January 1997 | Thomas W. Hazlett and David W. Sosa
    The stated rationale for the Fairness Doctrine was to encourage more information to be aired by radio and TV stations, on the theory that private broadcasters would tend to underprovide a public good-news about important social issues. Yet, the danger has been seen, at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Communications Commission, and elsewhere, that there exists a potentially unconstitutional "chilling effect": the prospect of having to award equal (unpaid) time to dissenting points of view institutes a tax on controversial speech. In that the Doctrine was abolished in 1987, the radio market now allows us to observe licensees' unregulated...
  • FBI Expands Agents Investigative Power

    06/13/2011 3:38:42 AM PDT · by callisto · 44 replies
    The FBI is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents -- allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention. < SNIP > Some of the most notable changes apply to the lowest category of investigations, called an "assessment." The category, created in December 2008, allows agents to look into people and organizations "proactively" and without firm evidence for suspecting criminal or terrorist activity.
  • Do the Honkey Pokey -- that's what it's all about

    02/24/2009 8:40:58 AM PST · by hildy123 · 9 replies · 523+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2009 | John Adams
    Time to learn a new dance -- the race hustle where whites are now racist if they talk about race and cowards if they don't. Call it the Honkey Pokey. To the tune of the Hokey Pokey: You put the race card out, You pull the race bait in, You're a racist if you talk about it, -- a coward if you don't, That's what it's all about. Played the race card then, And Clinton called him out, Tried in vain to bait Sen-a-tor McCain But Johnny didn't bite. Racist ben-e-dic-tions are fine you see, But innocent cartoons are not....
  • Michigan Proposed House Bill No. 6394 (Very Dangerous)

    02/21/2009 5:07:20 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 22 replies · 1,691+ views
    Michigan Registar ^ | September 03, 2008 | Kevin Elsenheimer
    HOUSE BILL No. 6394 September 3, 2008, Introduced by Reps. Elsenheimer and Walker and referred to the Committee on Intergovernmental, Urban and Regional Affairs. A bill to amend 2006 PA 110, entitled "Michigan zoning enabling act," (MCL 125.3101 to 125.3702) by adding section 409.
  • White House: Obama Opposes (un) 'Fairness Doctrine' Revival

    02/18/2009 11:00:11 AM PST · by Righting · 100 replies · 5,384+ views
    foxnews ^ | 02, 18, 09
  • Obama's Spiral of Silence

    11/01/2008 5:11:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,483+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2008 | Wynton Hall
    If Sen. Barack Obama loses the presidency or wins by far narrower margins than the double-digit lead some mainstream media polls predict, his weak performance will not be the result of the so-called Bradley Effect, which holds that black candidates underperform at the polls due to latent racism. Rather, the true culprit will be something public opinion scholars call the Spiral of Silence Theory. In the 1970s, German political scientist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann introduced a provocative and startling theory of mass communication she called the Spiral of Silence. Noelle-Neumann argued that when mass media create an impression that the majority of...
  • Ahmadinejad: "Will will crucify pseudo-students"

    05/05/2007 4:44:09 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 618+ views
    RoozOnline ^ | 5/3/07 | Hossein Bastani
    From the very moment when students of Polytechnic University chanted slogans against president Ahmadinejad while he was presenting a speech to them at their school on the occasion of Student Day, one could predict that the presidents aides and particularly his political-security ones, would strive to get even with them harshly. On that occasion, while the president tried to remain calm and present a kind image in response to their charts, eventually his patience ran out and he called the protesting students American agents, spoke about them getting money from foreigner and even made an unprecedented threat: We will crucify...