Common Misconceptions About the First Amendment

October 19, 2021
36 min
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Common Misconceptions About the First Amendment

Common Misconceptions About the First Amendment

October 19, 2021
36 min
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CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Can Twitter remove your tweet? How are current events such as Black Lives Matter and mask mandate protests challenging Americans' rights to protest? Just how much does the average American know about the First Amendment, anyway? The ongoing fight over the First Amendment, its rights and responsibilities, and common misconceptions is the focus of this chat with featured guest Gene Policinski, Senior Fellow for the First Amendment for the Freedom Forum. Policinski contributes to the weekly “First Five” commentary on First Amendment issues, responds to news media inquiries, and participates in Freedom Forum programs. He is one of the founding editors of USA Today and also is a trustee of the First Amendment Museum being developed in Augusta, Me. A longtime proponent of diversity as an essential element of a free press, he is a member of the board of directors of Journal-isms, a regular report on diversity in the news media. Policinski writes, lectures, and is interviewed regularly on news media and First Amendment issues. He is co-author, with Professor Emeritus Robert Bickel of Stetson University, of a multi-media academic course, The First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement. He is a contributor to “Whistleblowers, Leaks and the First Amendment,” published by the American Bar Association. providing a chapter on First Amendment issues and a free press, and has been published in a number of law review journals. FMC Fast Chat is the podcast of the Fair Media Council. The 30-minute podcast is hosted by Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement. FMC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Find out more at www.fairmediacouncil.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices