Donald Trump keeps opening his mouth at what appears to be inopportune times. In doing so, people question his commitment to free speech. However, the events at Charlottesville also make people question free speech and whether or not there are limits. Should there be? What effect does the President have on calling people for engaging in speech? Jay and Neal talk to the NY Daily News editorial board member, Robert George about these issues in depth. Be sure to listen!

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  1. Nathan Nix Inactive

    I would think members of the media, especially those on the middle right, would be more concerned with accuracy. But, if it’s categorically dishonest and disses Trump, we must get down with the fakeness. Many on Ricochet are with you though. Lies are fine as long as they are against Trump. Klavan went through the things Trump said on Charlottesville again today, word for word. I expect the left to deem anything a Republican as racist. It’s dishonest, but it’s really all they have. What does it say when you 2 do the same? Am I to infer that that is really all you have as well? Many of the podcasts that I used to enjoy so well seem shallow, petty and small these days.

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    • October 3, 2017, at 4:54 AM PDT
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  2. Boney Cole Member

    First time I listened in long time. Stopped listening when Mr. George repeated the falsehood that Trump said the people who carried the nazi flag were good people. Read the transcript.

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    • October 3, 2017, at 12:37 PM PDT
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  3. LibertyDefender Member

    Boney Cole (View Comment):
    First time I listened in long time. Stopped listening when Mr. George repeated the falsehood that Trump said the people who carried the nazi flag were good people. Read the transcript.

    I share @boneycole‘s sentiment, but have to apply it to the hosts as well. This podcast was some of the sloppiest journalism I’ve heard in a long time. I don’t think anything or anyone was quoted accurately – certainly not the Constitution, certainly not Donald Trump. For example, in his speech at Huntsville, Trump NEVER said “these (or those) sons of bitches.” Robert George’s argument that Trump was being racist is not based on the words that Trump spoke. That would have been immediately evident to the journalists on the podcast if any of them had bothered to report the facts accurately.

    Listen to Andrew Klavan’s podcast of Monday, October 2, where he goes carefully through Trump’s words and the media’s misreporting of those words.

    I might listen to this podcast again if you get Andrew Klavan on the podcast to go through that exercise with you, and you announce a correction to the false information in Episode 66. This was awful.

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    • October 4, 2017, at 6:34 AM PDT
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