The following hour long video is presented for those that are curious as to how the hearing went instead of those interested in sound bites. I was unable to get the whole hearing filmed due to the battery on my camcorder running out, but I have over an hour of video.
For those that don’t know what this is about, search the web or check out this article: HERE
My Take: It is a 1st amendment issue. This countries media has been weak for so many years, allowing lies to be spread and beholden to its corporate sponsors and political masters in Washington, that I found it refreshing to see my alma matter’s paper actually take a stand against the free speech violation incident in Florida. Why Bush being used as an example in the free speech exercise and not someone else like letâ€™s say Senator Obama? My thoughts are that maybe it is because Bush is the leader of our country during a time when our civil liberties are being taken away and replaced with a police state. To the advertising people who work for the Collegian that are worried about maybe losing over 5% of their advertising income for the year, I say â€œFreedom of expression isnâ€™t about the bottom dollar, in fact, the media kissing ass for cash is a big reason we have such an ill informed society.â€ I say those that on campus that actually read the paper and believe that it was free speech should boycott those companies that pulled advertising.
What are your thoughts?