STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Hate Speech as a Weapon: Reporters Are Charged for Covering Disturbances
By Daily Bell Staff - October 26, 2016

Editor of Austria’s Largest Paper Charged with ‘Hate Speech’ over Migrant Article … An editor of Austria’s largest paper, Kronen Zeitung, is to be tried for hate speech over a commentary he wrote about the migrant crisis last year. –Breitbart News

This is part of a larger attack on the Western media, especially the alternative media.

It’s surely not a coincidence that these attacks are being launched in several countries. The attack are being coordinated in our view by the same groups involved in the expanding scourge of globalization.

More:

On 25 October 2015, Christoph Biro wrote of the masses of migrants who were travelling through the Syrian countryside and remarked on the assaults and property damage committed by migrants, reports Kurier.

Calling the majority of the migrants “testosterone-driven Syrians”, Mr. Biro recounted the multiple reports of migrants carrying out, in his words, “extremely aggressive sexual assaults”.

He also detailed Afghan men had slashed the seats of the trains that were transporting them to Germany because they refused to sit where Christians had previously sat.

Biro did not perform the acts but merely reported on them and drew a conclusion. But nonetheless he may go to jail.

His case is not isolated but part of a trend. It is one that has reached the US, where Hillary Clinton has hinted at the adoption of similar approaches should she become president.

In fact, both Clinton and President Barack Obama have suggested that those who are involved in “hate speech” via media presentations ought to suffer “consequences.”

The argument is that such writing disturbs civil society and encourages violence. But this is wrongheaded. People should be prosecuted for actual violence – for deeds not words.

ZeroHedge reports:

A couple of days ago we noted that protests in North Dakota, over the Dakota Access Pipeline, were growing increasingly hostile with police arresting over 125 people just last weekend alone.

Another startling discovery from the weekend was reports of police efforts to shoot down multiple media drones which some thought indicated an increasing hostility toward press seeking to cover the protests.

Certainly, Deia Schlosberg, a documentarian who was recently charged with three felonies for filming activists shutting off oil pipelines, would tend to agree.

The point here is that Schlosberg is not being prosecuted for deeds, only for her coverage.

This is part of a larger effort to conflate reporting with “doing” – and marks a virtual revolution in the way journalism is conducted.

In the future, if this tact is pursued, it will be government and law enforcement that can decide what’s going to be covered, depending on the interpretation of the coverage.

Conclusion: If the reporting is seen as “inciting” violence or disturbance of civil society, the reporter can face legal  consequences as grave or graver than the individuals actually performing the actions. This amounts to virulent censorship.

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  • Clayton Smith

    The MSM hates competition just as much as the government. So, given the incestuous relationship between the two and the power of the government, given its monopoly over “Justice,” it should come as no surprise that the police will be used to punish those who interfere with the MSM’s position in society and the economic benefits it confers upon them. The Trump threat is very real. Even Michael Moore has tacitly stated his support of him. With over half the country just one mishap or paycheck from bankruptcy, it is very dicey below. Thus, the threat of a global war to distract and the violation of private property rights and the abuse of contract via negative interest rates and phony COLAs. America is sinking into an abyss of governmental lawlessness with the center separating itself from the masses. Here, in California, it demonstrates itself in the form of the government worker pension programs, which are a means by which the government employees are looting the State’s economy with little regard for the aftereffects on lives of the future residents. California is a one party state, dominated by a complete lack of transparency. It is a nest of insider corruption. The public is brainwashed beyond belief and the GOP is a venal partner in the whole rotten structure. Truly sad times.

  • Ephraiyim

    Considering the fact that a similar tactic has been used by the military for decades it should not be surprising that the increasingly militaristic law enforcement would want the same type of control.
    Since govt officials also lean toward controlling the information available to the general populace it is also unsurprising they too would support constraints on first amendment rights.

  • Ernie Hopkins

    More evidence of why we need to fall back to our families and communities and opt out of their enslaved mess.

  • rahrog

    Some animals are more equal than others.

  • gary hillerich

    its a small club..

    AIPAC,CFR,the Bilderbergs,Tri-Lateral Comm.,Club of Rome,and the rest of the Zionist confabs plotting to march the sheep[minus some 6.5 billion to get a pop of 500 million [per,R.C. Christian,stoned to da bone in Georgia by Guide] who will be[& already are being] poisoned to death by food,water,chemtrails,”smart Weapons[they surely wouldn’t use “dumb” weapons],& bio-weapons to reach that 500 million population goal..

    and most of us don’t belong to any of them thank God.
    .I for one,jubilantly look forward to eternal,everlasting life in & through Jesus Christ,and his new Kingdom on Earth,after Jesus locks up Satan Lucifer Baphomet AND HIS EARTHLY MINIONS[many of them are today’s nauseatingly narcissistic, satanically driven,and monarch mind controlled..celebrities..gangsta rappers..movie/TV stars..etc. etc., that WILL NOT be a part of Christ’s coming Kingdom on earth,in any way,shape,or form,as their worship Satan,and give up their souls to him for a phony baloney,blink of a eye/a tiny speck of time in all eternity..
    the “Star’s” absolutely meaningless,fraudulent,and oh so phony fame & fiat paper & digital fortunes are much much too important to them..once they realize they have been “duped and deceived” by a Zionist satanically controlled Hollywood,it will unfortunately be much too late..
    ,once their usefulness has past,they will be quickly beaten down by their Zionist,monarch mind control masters,using their RAGagazines on the super market shelves,TV,and all the other vehicles that were once upon a time used to make them the supposed “stars” they once “told” by the big shots at Creative Artists and the many other big name representative of Hollywood and NYC who wheel and deal multi-million dollar contracts for the “Stars” they represent..their phony wealth will eventually be taken from them using the old tried & true standard tactics,and they will be put out to pasture to die miserable deaths and suffer horrific depression driven suicides,many brought on by years of forced drug use and abuse..many of these phony baloney “celebrities” actually think they have talent! take one Marilyn Manson..”the perfect shining example of absolutely talent-less satanic scum.the rock group “Kiss” would be another,once again proving talent-less glam,horror,indigestion,and long tongues sells albums and concert tickets..]..I can’t turn the radio and/or TV off fast enough now,[actually i haven’t watched TV in nearly 14 years,and haven’t watched a big screen,hi budget “star studded” movie in a long time[we walked out of “Fisher King” 10 minutes into movie was my last trip into a Hollywood mind**** ,as the over the top narcissism,gore,violence,profanity,vulgarity,and the now obvious and everywhere you look satanism is beyond the pale,especially during Zionist/Illuminati controlled award shows,MTV being the absolute worst,just a hair ahead of the Super [it’s super all right..”super” boring and “super rigged”] Bowl halftime show..give me a half hour of Andy,Opie,Barney, in Mayberry in black and white any day!
    today’s “stars” don’t even have so much as a clue,that they are all temporary puppet creations of farcical Zionist controlled Hollywood ..
    most “celebrities” have already missed their chance for any after life[life after Earth]..
    Christ warns us to not be alarmed by these increasingly alarming events that are unfolding every day now,as they must happen according to scripture [Matthew 24:6] but the end is still nigh..
    in these troubled times we see the Zionists new world order coming into view,and the Lord’s FREE GIFT of eternal,everlasting life with and through Jesus Christ is certainly now..right now.. of utmost importance..getting right with God should be at the top of your agenda..
    even if you are unable to finanically prepare for the rough [food,water,money,etc.] unpredictible times ahead,you still can and should absolutely without question, prepare spiritually,and that can only be obtained ONE WAY..
    ..repentance of all worldly sin,and claiming Jesus Christ,your Lord of Lords,King of Kings[ie..being “born again” ]knowing/claiming that Christ died and rose/was risen again,beating death and Satan,and thereby saving mankind by offering up the/a perfect sacrifice to save mankind..himself..
    you must also put Christ’s pure love into your heart and soul..in doing so you are now absolutely protected from all evil,where ever &,whenever it may rear its ugly head..so very very important in these evil,wicked end times that you gain 100% protection from all evil through Christ,by putting Christ’s pure,heavenly love into your heart and soul,as you immediately begin living your “new and blessed born again life.a sinless as possible life,concentrating on doing good deeds instead of constant sinning..it FEELS so good!..it feels GREAT! it’s feels AWESOME!
    doing good deeds the Lord would be and most certainly is proud of is as good as it gets..we recommend maybe even sponsoring a needy,poverty stricken child with a monthly donation if you have the extra funds..you ‘ll just have to find out how good it feels knowing your monthly donation is feeding,clothing,and providing shelter for little innocent toddler in a poverty stricken 3rd world country,..
    helping out at food banks in and around your area..local food banks are ALWAYS looking for folks and church groups to help out,helping the needy and getting veterans the help they deserve and so many desperately need!..,talk about firming up Christ and his unwavering love into and within your heart and soul!
    it just doesn’t get any better!

    the story of Jesus Christ ‘s and his final day on earth IS indeed the greatest love story ever,and most certainly will always be..
    again..
    eternal,everlasting life IS,a FREE gift w/o strings attached..you do not have to “do” a certain amount of “good” or righteous things to receive the lord’s FREE gift[although doing good and being righteous on earth always pleases God! ]
    please just repent ALL your worldly sins.. today..
    ,and put Christ FIRMLY..TIGHTLY..into your heart & soul and know that Christ died and rose again beating death and Satan,and in doing so made the FREE gift of eternal life possible for us all who choose to receive this incredible “gift”!,once you put Christ in your heart and soul,evil & wickedness in high places[Ephesians 6:12] can not hurt you in ANY way,or enter and take over your bodyl[unless you cut/tattoo/mark yourself,which btw..IS a forbidden abomination to the Lord EVEN IF THE TAT IS A “CHRISTIAN” tat!..Leviticus 19:28] you now have NOTHING to fear..ever again..Christ will be right there beside you at all times..you will immediately feel the 24/7 presence of the Lord,and you will no longer have any fear of harm and/or death defending yourself,family,or friends..you will now begin to feel overwhelming truths about everything and willing to defend your God given rights to the end..rights that can be taken away by NO ONE EVER!..Christ will be in you every second of every minute,of every hour of each and every day till your death,where your soul will sleep until Christ returns for the 2nd time and begins his new Kingdom on Earth. those that died in Christ[salvation..saved] will be the first to awaken to the new kingdom on earth..at last..a earthly Kingdom of glorious PEACE-HARMONY-LOVE AND NO WAR! eternal,everlasting peace and prosperity FOR ALL!
    ,all of it made possible by our incredible,loving King of Kings,and his glorious 6 hours work [horror] on the cross,enduring the most horrific pain & agony one could ever imagine,to save mankind..YOU! if..
    you so choose everlasting,eternal life in and through Jesus Christ/God…hopw we meet on the other side..Godspeed..

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