The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 441 of the In The Tank Podcast. For many years now, we have heard about big tech censorship and the role government may have played. Thanks to investigations like “The Twitter Files,” we have gotten some insight into the coercive pressure put upon social media platforms to remove certain content. Well now, the Supreme Court is hearing a case on this very matter. At what point is the government overstepping the protections of the First Amendment in an effort to curb “misinformation?” Can we count on the Supreme Court to safeguard free speech? Just how important will the results of this case be?

OPENING CHIT CHAT – “BLOODBATH”

NYT – Trump Defends His Warning of a ‘Blood Bath for the Country’
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/18/us/politics/trump-blood-bath-auto-industry.html

 

PRIMARY TOPIC – GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURT

WSJ – Government’s ‘Thinly Veiled’ Social-Media Censorship
https://www.wsj.com/articles/murthy-v-missouri-supreme-court-government-censorship-white-house-jen-psaki-9776eeb3

The Federalist – Justice Jackson’s Comment About Free Speech ‘Hamstringing’ The Government Wasn’t Her Worst

https://thefederalist.com/2024/03/20/justice-jacksons-comment-about-free-speech-hamstringing-the-government-wasnt-her-worst/

NYP – Will federal censorship be the pandemic’s biggest legacy?
https://nypost.com/2024/03/19/opinion/will-federal-censorship-be-the-pandemics-biggest-legacy/

PowerLine Blog – THE RIGHT TO SHOUT “BS” DURING A PANDEMIC
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2024/03/the-right-to-shout-bs-during-a-pandemic.php

SECONDARY TOPIC – UN’S RED ALERT… AGAIN

Washington Post – Biden imposes strongest-ever climate change rules for cars
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2024/03/20/biden-car-emissions-rules/

Yahoo Finance – UN sounds ‘Red Alert’ as world smashes heat records in 2023
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/un-sounds-red-alert-world-130000043.html

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