Ex-Congresswoman Must Pay Legal Fees; George Orwell on Politics; and MORE – In The News – 06/11/2021

Ex-Congresswoman Must Pay Legal Fees; George Orwell on Politics; and MORE – In The News – 06/11/2021

* Free Speech
PUBLIC FIGURE Sues Press – and has to PAY
Ex-House Member who Resigned amid Scandal hit with $220K fee
“The publications and Van Laar successfully argued that Hill’s lawsuit failed to meet the requirements of the revenge-porn statute. They also asserted that they had a First Amendment right to publish information about an elected official’s behavior that is newsworthy.”

* Publishing Industry / Free Speech
Simon and Schuster Displays Some Integrity
FNC’s Carlson: Simon & Schuster Will Publish My Account of Their Censorship
“So, I called the head of the company, the CEO Jon Karp of the company, and I told him that I thought canceling a book for partisan reasons was disgusting and wrong, and it set a very bad precedent for American publishing…”

* Free Speech
George Orwell was a True Visionary
Our Politics And The English Language
“The appropriate noises are coming out of his larynx, but his brain is not involved as it would be if he were choosing his words for himself.”

* Journalism
New York Times Publishes Then Deletes Article Claiming Watermelons Were Found on Mars
“The FBI declined to comment on reports of watermelons raining down, but confirmed that kiwis have been intercepted…”

* Journalism
Big Media’s Agenda/Tactics Revealed
EXPLAINED: ‘Breaking the News’ Reveals Tricks the Media Use to Contort Every Story to Fit Their Agenda
“Anything that can be politicized, will be politicized.”

* ??? (We just thought it was a funny story…)
Cicadas Ground White House Press Corps
Biden’s press plane was about to head to Europe. Then Brood X cicadas ‘invaded’ the engines.
“The insects had flown into the engine, causing mechanical problems that required the airline to obtain a new plane and a new captain for the flight.”

* Publishing
OUCH! That’s One Painful Review!!
Meghan Markle slammed for ‘charging $15 for 107-second children’s audiobook’ derided as a ‘vanity project’
“One wonders how any publisher could have thought fit to publish this grammar-defying set of badly rhyming cod homilies, let alone think any child anywhere would want to read it.”

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