Muzzled

Friday, April 11, 2014

Transcript

Every year on or around April 13th, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, has celebrated by issuing Jefferson Muzzles. These are booby prizes, awarded to individuals and institutions who act against Mr. Jefferson's admonition that freedom of speech  “cannot be limited without being lost.” Bob speaks with Josh Wheeler, director of the Center, about this year's chief offenders.

Guests:

Josh Wheeler

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [1]

Douglas from El Paso

Awards should be given also to law enforcement agencies that arrest people after misconstruing innocuous statements as threats. One such case last year involved a teenager in Texas who was arrested and jailed for making a statement on Facebook that implicitly alluded to the Newtown massacre, although the kid was only expressing to his online gaming partners how he was going to win next time.

Apr. 12 2014 11:23 AM

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