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Media Threatens Palin’s 1st Amendment Rights

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Dogonit, Sarah Palin has proved herself to be one Constitutional scholar when she explained how under her leadership the Senate would pass all sorts of good laws. Now, she’s taken on that liberal elite media that’s tryin to take away her first amendment rights.

On a Conservative radio interview, Palin said she fears that her first amendment rights might be taken away by reporters who suggest she is engaging in negative attacks against Barack Obama or fact check the claims she makes.

“If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations,” Palin told host Chris Plante, “then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”

Sarah Palin complained about the treatment of Joe the Plumber who was singled out for investigation after John McCain began referring to him as an economic expert. The media didn’t stop until they had shown that he didn’t pay his taxes, wasn’t a plumber, and was already a big contributor to McCain before he asked a question to Obama.

If the press keeps investigating what politicians say and finding out whether they are truthful or not or taking it upon themselves to call negative ads attacks, where does this leave our political process? Where would we be now if the media had fact checked everything George Bush said. I for one don’t want to live in a country where the media decides what is news and what isn’t. We need to protect our first amendment rights by stopping the press from printing their opinions about what we say.

The first amendment was created to allow people the right to freedom of speech. If we let the press infringe on this right we will have lost something precious. Let’s stand up to the media and refuse to let them just print whatever they want. Our first amendment rights are too important to let the press strip them from us.


Written by thatsrightnate

October 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

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  1. You need to read the first amendment. You obviously don’t know what it says. The press cannot take away Sarah Palin’s first amendment rights. The first amendment says only that the GOVERNMENT cannot take away her right to free speech. Nor can it take away the FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. If the press reports the truth or not has nothing to do with the first amendment or Sarah Palin’s first amendment rights. And Sarah can stand up and spew whatever hatred, distortion, and lies she feels like. It’s obvious to anyone who has listened to her for the last several weeks that she has no trouble doing that.

    She’s no scholar, and is in no way qualified to run this country. She doesn’t even know the true role of the vice president in the Senate. How could anyone in this country trust her at the helm?


    October 31, 2008 at 8:45 pm

  2. Well, I mean, really, I can see her point – people just believe whatever they’re told. I think we should just get rid of the press altogether. Or just let the government tell the press what to say maybe. That would probably be best.


    October 31, 2008 at 9:22 pm

  3. That’s an outstanding idea Shannon. If they could monitor the press and make sure they acted responsibly, the government could ensure out first amendment rights. I expect that’s how the founding fathers wanted things to work.


    October 31, 2008 at 10:11 pm

  4. i am outraged that the irresponsible leftist media may succeed in their campaign to deprive sarah’s fellow alaskan, ted stevens, of another well-deserved senate term, by trumping up the baseless charges against this fine public servant.

    where is the fair and balanced coverage of the bridges and other important infrastructure that he has brought to his grateful constituents?

    it is obvious that sensible limitations must be placed on these so-called first amendment rights!


    November 1, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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