If you are a private figure and The New York Times or the Southern Poverty Law Center publishes a lie about you, you simply have to prove that the statement was false and harmed your reputation. The fact that the publisher didn’t know or care that the statement was false is irrelevant. But if you are a “public figure,” you not only have to prove that the statement was false and harmed your reputation, but that the statement was made “with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.” And the definition of who is a public figure constantly has expanded since 1964.
New York Times Forced to Admit It Inflated Number of Children Hospitalized by COVID to 14 Times Higher Than Reality
The one-time bastion of journalistic integrity, the New York Times, managed to slightly mis-state the number of pediatric COVID hospitalization cases — by a factor of 14. An innocent mistake we're sure… Desperate agendas call for desperate “mistakes."
Does 9th Circuit not know what's in the Constitution, or just ignores it? Either way, now liberal billionaires at Google, Facebook, YouTube, etc. have been given a green light to censor anything (conservative) they find unhelpful. Like individual liberty, a secure border, conservative thought; that kind of thing. The 9th says these public forums are "private." Does the 9th Circuit squint when it sees daylight after spending so much time in the pockets of mega wealthy progressives?
7/31: ACRU Policy Board member and senior fellow Ken Blackwell speaks to the Young Americans Foundation on how traditional values can keep us from socialist tyranny.
7/8: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the liberal media seemingly ignoring a well-sourced, bestselling book on what really happened during the contentious Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
7/8: It is shocking to assert that “rioters, blockaders, cop-fighters, and people in ski masks” are the enlightened nobility who can save our constitutional republic from internal ruin.
7/3: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why Democratic presidential candidates are wrong to denigrate Western Civilization.
6/28: A federal candidate who is freely given information is not receiving a “contribution” or “thing of value” and is thus not violating federal campaign finance law or the regulations issued by the Federal Election Commission.
6/23: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains that the liberal media has it wrong when they say speaking to foreigners is a violation of federal campaign laws.