In brief: No one seeking out this show would disagree that the First Amendment is fundamental to our democracy and all our other rights. In this episode, Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza discusses why she’s suing the president for blocking her on Twitter — a compelling case highlighting how information is disseminated & organized today as well as this administration’s abhorrent treatment of anyone who could be considered oppositional in the media.
Also on the show, Kit O’Connell is back! We discuss the current special legislative session in Texas, share our unlikely appreciation for big business (in this particular instance), and how we stop the normalization of a regressive population through resistance and progressive legislation.
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Links to on-air references:
“McConnell delays action on healthcare” at The Hill
“WHY I’M SUING THE PRESIDENT: By blocking people from his Twitter account, our lawsuit argues, the president has violated the First Amendment.” by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza at Pacific Standard
“Trump Blocked Me on Twitter and It’s Costing Me My Career” by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza at Fortune.com
“A reporter broke White House rules by streaming live audio of an off-camera briefing” at The Washington Post
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