A teen submitted a poem to her school newspaper, and the paper refused to publish it. She is suing. The reason for the refusal is that the teacher who was the editor declared that the poem was too controversial. The poem was about Chauvin and Floyd.

I hope she wins. Why? Because at its most basic, the lawsuit is not about free speech. After all, no one is telling this girl that she can’t say whatever she wishes. The crux of the argument here is whether or not a publisher can decide what they will publish. If the school newspaper can be forced to publish a George Floyd poem, then it can also be forced to publish another student’s poem about fraud in the 2020 election, or how the jab is killing people.

School newspapers have long suppressed those on the right. A decision in this case can only be in favor of the right. Why? If the girl loses, it is status quo ante. If she wins, the precedent can be used to the right’s advantage.


Ben C · January 6, 2022 at 9:48 am

It will be very interesting to see exactly what the courts say a “Publisher” is. If a publisher by definition (after this case) decides who or what they publish on their media, what does that mean for some of the big-tech companies that enjoy the immunity from lawsuits that go with being a “Platform” and not a “Publisher” while deciding what they they allow to be published?

joe · January 6, 2022 at 7:38 pm

what is this free speech thing you speak of?

Big Ruckus D · January 6, 2022 at 7:58 pm

Ah, but it’s different when they do it. Legal precedents will mean nothing if they stand in the way of whatever the hell the left wants to do. [Some of] our guys need to quit holding to this notion we can rely on the judiciary to fulfill any of our objectives, or put a stop to anything desired by the left. The courts and judges are no impediment to the left; in the rare instance one rules against them, said ruling is flatly ignored. Most rulings favor the left to begin with. That is the reality of our current conundrum.

Once again, for those in the cheap seats: the only thing that stops these tossers is absolute, resolute, unyielding force which dispossesses them of their power and control.

AC47spooky · January 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

A poem … to her school newspaper … really? Who gives a fuck about that.

If it’s good writing she needs a web blog as a creative outlet. That would be a great way to counter the media garbage. Oh … wait … no that would just further divide the society. Never mind.

    21stCenturyCassandra · January 6, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    She does. That is enough.

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