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They just convicted a protester from Session's hearing. They just arrested a member of the press because they asked the wrong question of Tom Price.

But one conservative couldn't give a lecture at Berkley and suddenly the same people are concerned about free speech.




Do real people not exist who find both of those illiberal?

It's not us vs them; any attack on free speech is wrong.


> They just convicted a protester from Session's hearing.

"She did not get convicted for laughing. It was her actions as she was being asked to leave," the jury foreperson told the Huffington Post. "Ms. Fairooz's comments as she was being escorted out caused the session to stop. It disrupted the session." [1].

> They just arrested a member of the press because they asked the wrong question of Tom Price.

"Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, was with Mr. Price, and at one point in the recording, a man’s voice is heard saying: “Do not get close to her. Back up.”

"...a criminal complaint said he “tried aggressively to breach the security of the Secret Service” and was “causing a disturbance by yelling questions.”" [2]

1. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/no-a-woman-wasnt-convicted...

2. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/business/media/reporter-a...


Oh no, a disruption? That is absolutely grounds for arrest.

She laughed. Big fucking deal. She could have said "suck a cock you suit wearing cunts." for all I care. That is not grounds for arrest- this isn't 1927. Besides, the hearing was probably hilarious.

Don't get me started on the reporter. A disturbance by yelling questions lol. What the fuck do you think reporters do? Politely whisper questions?


She was convicted by a jury, who presumably heard testimony from multiple witnesses.

Were you there? Do you know what really happened? Do you know how to extract facts from narratives in a news article? Do you even read the news article or just the headline?


Facts with references and citations have no place in this thread. Downvote.


HN political discussion in a nutshell.




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