Freedom Of The Press?

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  1. Billy_Kinetta
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    I find it amusing that the media howls incessantly about the 2nd Amendment not being an absolute right, and subject to restrictions, yet they howl even more hysterically that 1st Amendment freedom of the press - freedom to lie, to disinform, and to create fictions out of whole cloth and present them as fact is indeed absolute, and subject to no restrictions whatsoever.

    They also claim within the same amendment that freedom of religious expression is also subject to restrictions.

    Comment at will.
     
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    Billy, please just stop until you have re-read the Amendments and then follow up with some reading on the Constitution and its history.

    The 1st Amendment is not absolute, as all educated, intelligent, and aware Americans know.

    Libel laws answer your snowflaking about a lying press.
     
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    Too funny.

    Jake, please just stop until you have re-read the post and then follow up with reading it three or more times again to make sure you got it before proceeding.

    I did not say the 1st is absolute. I said that is how the press presents its rights under it, and there is a growing body of material to support that misbehavior.

    Irrelevant to my point.
     
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    Billy, you need to do your primary reading. The libel laws clearly rebuke any claim you have that the Press believes it is absolute. It does not, of course. Your wandering arguments make me smile.
     
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    If Fox News were unable to lie, the audio on it would be static.
     
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    Wow, blank today, eh?

    I see you are mewling out of a fugue state. You should wander into the mountains and graze awhile.
     
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    Everyone knows the order of the amendments is a priority of importance order. :uhoh3:
     
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    That's not the media, it is the Supreme Court in Heller.

    That is nonsense. No they don't.

    The Supreme Court again.

    You are welcome
     
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    It's a comparison of unequal attitudes toward equally authoritative rights, ya nit.

    It may cross your mind eventually that the SCOTUS is often in error, starting with Marbury v. Madison.
     
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    SCOTUS is never wrong and must always be used in basing right and wrong.

    Ask Dred Scott.
     
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