Freedom of the press is an important protection, but does not extend to the media deliberately lying and defaming to make a political point. That CNN settled the lawsuit with a young man it inaccurately maligned is an important precedent. It shows the media’s anti-pro life bias, but also that justice can prevail and reminds us that we must watch the watch dogs to ensure our rights to truth, free speech and assembly remain protected.
3/15: Since Sandmann would not be considered a “public figure” under applicable Supreme Court precedent, he doesn’t have to prove that CNN knew the statements were false, just that they were false.
11/14: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski explains the Constitutional reasons why CNN's lawsuit against the White House will fail.
11/13: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on ACRU’s Policy Board member and senior fellow Ken Blackwell's CNN appearance where he shone a light on the corruption in Broward County Florida.
One thing that is clear from President Trump’s first several months in office is that powerful corporate media giants like CNN, the New York Times and others have become hopelessly more biased against him than ever.