Tag Archive for censorship

Shea Sings the Censorship Blues Again

Christina Shea

Irvine Council member Christina Shea really needs a lesson in how the First Amendment works.  Publications that are critical of your work as a council member are not necessarily political hit pieces.  Her ongoing target is the Irvine Community News and Views, which is published regularly, has researched news stories that carry actual bylines, and…

Who’s Running the “SaveAnaheim” Blog?

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“SaveAnaheim,” a blog founded by Jason Young that insists on transparency from Anaheim City Government and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, apparently can talk the talk but not walk the walk. In a comment on our post about Lorri Galloway’s mayoral HQ opening, Young wrote: “I don’t control the content of Save Anaheim nor the approval…

ESPN drops Hank Williams Jr. Song from Monday Night Football for Hitler Comments

The conventional wisdom is that when there is the inevitable comparision to Hilter, of anyone, you’ve lost the argument.  ESPN announced that because country singer Hank Williams Jr.’s comparison of President Obama to Hilter and his subsequent explanation of his comments warranted a replacement of the singer’s “Are You Ready for Some Football?” song from…

Loretta Sanchez and Craigslist

This appeared in today’s The Hill. Craigslist self-censoring a good first step (Rep. Loretta Sanchez) By Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) – 09/07/10 11:07 AM ET Craigslist should be commended for censoring its adult services section, which is frequently abused by sex traffickers and other criminals. Although Craigslist has not made clear whether its decision to…

“Rent” Coming to CDM After All

Jeez. After a prolonged controversy that caused students, parents, and other concerned citizens to question possible anti-queer censorship at Corona del Mar High School, the principal has finally agreed to allow CDM’s drama department to stage a “school version” of the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning play. A high school production of “Rent,” whose…