August 12, 2022

Federal judge blasts power of ‘dangerous’ corporate media

D.C. Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman penned a blazing dissent Friday on mainstream media bias when ruling on a libel case involving a 2018 report from Global Witness Publishing, Fox News reported

In the case, GWP accused Liberian government officials Christiana Tah and Randolph McClain of accepting bribes and the pair sued GWP for defamation. Their claims were dismissed but in his partial dissent, Silberman argued that the Supreme Court should revisit one of their rulings that gave the media First Amendment protections from being sued by public officials. 

“[N]ew considerations have arisen over the last 50 years that make the New York Times decision (which I believe I have faithfully applied in my dissent) a threat to American Democracy,” he writes. “It must go.”

“The increased power of the press is so dangerous today because we are very close to one-party control of these institutions,” said Silberman, a Reagan administration appointee.

The judge took aim at The New York Times and The Washington Post, calling them “virtually Democratic Party broadsheets,” most network and cable news, saying it was “a Democratic Party trumpet” and said “Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along.”

He then turned his attention to tech giants saying that Silicon Valley has filtered the news “in ways favorable to the Democratic Party” and thereby assisted in censorship. 

Silberman also addressed the efforts to quiet outlets like Fox News that weren’t “Democratic Party ideological control,” and said that it “should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news.”

The judge seemed to speak for conservatives everywhere when he said that “one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy. It may even give rise to countervailing extremism.

“The First Amendment guarantees a free press to foster a vibrant trade in ideas. But a biased press can distort the marketplace. And when the media has proven its willingness—if not eagerness—to so distort, it is a profound mistake to stand by unjustified legal rules that serve only to enhance the press’ power.”

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Katydid (@guest_1180054)
1 year ago

Silicon Valley Tech companies are unamerican, traitors, haters of conservatives (who by the way are paying their salaries). They need to be controlled. They are destroying the American freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.

Martin Kelly (@guest_1180239)
Reply to  Katydid
1 year ago

Its about time a strong JUDGE has finally spoken up .. Congratulations to a great JUDGE God bless him..

Edie (@guest_1180257)
Reply to  Martin Kelly
1 year ago

Great judge! It is high time to call it like it is – the only issue here is that ultimately if it goes to the Supreme Court, it will be quashed there. We all know which way the wind blows with them.

John 3:16 (@guest_1180747)
Reply to  Edie
1 year ago

Well We The People can shut down the big tech giants by shutting down your Facebook and Twitter accounts and just stop use of these traitors programs. There are a lot of new company’s you can do the same thing but your comments are safe. Time to shut down Facebook and Twitter and don’t forget google just stop using them. This can work just as lowering the gas prices everyone in America should figure a day to gas up their cars and then no one buys gas for 1 week the prices would go down very low. It would take everyone but it would work think about it the same would go for shutting down Facebook and Twitter.

Carol (@guest_1180915)
Reply to  John 3:16
1 year ago

AMEN, we all need to Fight against this corruption in our country, people feel helpless!!!!!

Dave Rabon (@guest_1181053)
Reply to  John 3:16
1 year ago

I agree with you John 3:16. The problem is most people would not want to do that because Facebook, Twitter, etc,etc. is their life line. The way I see it….if the policy makers will not listen to the people, then the people need to take action. Without the spokes (we the people) on the wheel, the wheel will not turn.

Yvonne McGeachy (@guest_1180879)
Reply to  Martin Kelly
1 year ago

Hope it wakes everybody up and they dont shut him down!

Nanaof8 (@guest_1180494)
Reply to  Katydid
1 year ago

I couldn’t Agree more!

Lemont Cranston (@guest_1180578)
Reply to  Katydid
1 year ago

Don’t forget the Bill of Rights! But these things are necessary for the takeover of our country! All left leaning or totalitarian types have joined forces to over throw the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, because they stand in the way of their dominance. Our Constitution recognizes a “God of Creation”, that gives “We the People” the Rights quoted in the Bill of Rights, as well as the Constitution itself. And places “We the People” above government. So the “chain of command” is, God created us and “We the People” create government by our “consent.” Take notice that the government is third in the chain of command and “not” second as the government and their cronies would have you to believe. The government exists by our “consent” and the purpose of government is to benefit “We the People”. To vary from that purpose is to commit tyranny and treason. Which has been going on for decades. They have been exposed by Pres. Trump and they are like a “runaway train” going for broke. They do not possess the power to do what they are doing, so they are relying on the “ignorance of the people” to allow them to keep moving forward in their efforts to take over the country.
The Constitution is a “chain” about the neck of the government and a “shield” for “We the People” against a tyrannical government. It is also a “sword” against the heart of the government, because the power to dismantle the government at will, lies w/”We the People”!!!
George Washington said,”The government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is force, and force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
Thomas Jefferson stated of tyranny in government,”The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
W/the knowledge of these things taken out of the public school system, by the N.E.A. and the forces that have joined them, ignorance abounds in this nation and the powers that be will not give them up w/o a fight.

Irene C Grooms (@guest_1180719)
Reply to  Lemont Cranston
1 year ago

They might hold the power over us now but they will fall cause God holds all the POWER not know one else. AMEN

Thiên Tran (@guest_1180947)
Reply to  Katydid
1 year ago

They ruined our freedom of speech in a free country.

Donna Downing (@guest_1180057)
1 year ago

Amen good for that honest judge

mbr722 (@guest_1180065)
Reply to  Donna Downing
1 year ago

Donna: Thanks for your remark! I’ll second it! Thank you, Judge Silberman for showing that some of you on the Bench have brains and commonsense!

Kathy Ketter (@guest_1180077)
Reply to  mbr722
1 year ago

That is a HIP,HIP HOORAW FOR YOU JUDGE. Keep all realistic

mik (@guest_1180159)
Reply to  mbr722
1 year ago

I whole heartedly agree a totaly honest judge

Joanne Mortensen (@guest_1180087)
Reply to  Donna Downing
1 year ago

GOD Bless this honest judge and I thank him for his courage to speak put on an uncontrollable press

JM (@guest_1180109)
Reply to  Donna Downing
1 year ago

Now days HONEST JUDGES are hard to find, all praise to this JUDGE for telling the truth. We need more like him and less of the ones who think that they are “gods” and can make their own laws from the bench.
Well done Donna for starting this ball rolling.

Robert W (@guest_1180208)
Reply to  Donna Downing
1 year ago

You got that right, they are few and far between to find!!!

russell d remmert (@guest_1180227)
Reply to  Donna Downing
1 year ago

spot on

Betty Perez (@guest_1180060)
1 year ago

Awesome Article!!! Thank You

George (@guest_1180062)
1 year ago

Finally a judge with some balls. I wish more judges would do the same

Luvitrleavit (@guest_1180153)
Reply to  George
1 year ago

He wouldn’t have turned President Trump’s case on ELECTION FRAUD!
He makes sense, coming from President Reagan’s Administration.

Nancy (@guest_1180064)
1 year ago

Finally a voice of reason

Raymond (@guest_1180068)
1 year ago

Communist party versus the people with big technology leading the way GOP is the people’s party communists stole the election with fraudulent election trucked in ballots votes counted in the middle of the night people locked out of the proses treason on the communist party

Jandson (@guest_1180145)
Reply to  Raymond
1 year ago

Please watch and share…

mik (@guest_1180170)
Reply to  Raymond
1 year ago

an it seems like eveyday more an more people are being charged for fraudulent ballots from all states

russell d remmert (@guest_1180231)
Reply to  Raymond
1 year ago

we need to take back our country, and punish the demons

Melly. (@guest_1180080)
1 year ago

Excellent. But for change we need more. I think this is where we come in, to provide true (hopefully) information to all we know, spread it!
But I get how that’s difficult because people have been programmed to think a certain way.

Rustybritche (@guest_1180082)
1 year ago

I know in my heart of hearts that nothing will ever be made right, but I have prayed for the election fraud to be brought to light and be put right , maybe nothing will ever bring the President back to the White House but I would love for just once that Joe Biden and Harris be shown up as the fakes they really are, neither one of these people are fit to be in power and look at what they have already done, fraud of our election starting a fight with Russia and now China the biggest cheaters of all being able to talk down to the illegal as if he was just someone they can step on and maybe they see what he is and know with out a doubt they did the dirty deed and now because of all the money Joe Biden owes them they can do what they want and Russia and China getting together is not a good sign.. Thank You judge for showing a measure of good common sense and saying what you think may god bless you and keep you safe because now they will all come after him

Joanne Mortensen (@guest_1180091)
Reply to  Rustybritche
1 year ago

Amen thanks for your input it is the same thinking of at least 75 million Americans..praying there are enuff of us to get our Country back in2022

S.L. (@guest_1180083)
1 year ago

Fantastic Judge Silberman!!! It’s about time someone spoke for all people. The Democrats are totally ignorant of the fact they work for us. I believe a great amount of money came not only from big tech but also George Soros. Canada is also going through this hyper form of government and dictatorship. To me this should not stand and I pray also that business owners, more judges and government people stand up against what is happening in our country and against the American people. This can’t and should not stand. Even our Supreme Court has gotten too political and didn’t even stand up for the people of our country when so many people wanted answers to the election in November. Please continue speaking up and let us know what we as honest patriots can do to stand up to this illegal power grab by the Democratic Party.

David Muench (@guest_1180104)
1 year ago

Good for this Federal Judge who finally stood up for the right, these democrats that are using the biased media to push there lies it is high time that they were made accountable to the criminal justice system full force.

russell d remmert (@guest_1180234)
Reply to  David Muench
1 year ago

I agree these alleged news group need to be sold and the proceeds should go to the people they lied about

Billy (@guest_1180114)
1 year ago

A judge that actually follows the laws as written not just his opinion.

russell d remmert (@guest_1180235)
Reply to  Billy
1 year ago

Thank God

rick (@guest_1180123)
1 year ago

Finally, ONE good, brutally honest judge who hit the nail on the head! We need a thousand more like him. If this Criminalocracy isn’t stopped, along with their Joseph Goebbels propagandists, there will cease to be a free America! Run the bastards out, now!

sandy raymond (@guest_1180126)
1 year ago

If the persons counting votes really do believe there couldn’t be fraud in the ballots, they shouldn’t be counting votes, since they certainly were not watching out for fraudulent ballots! God help a nation too dumb to help themselves, and continually allow the horrors to go on!
We now have a president who should be in psychiatric care, a speaker of the House who deserves to be in a straight jacket, and SCOTUS judges who don’t follow our Constitution. What in the world are we waiting for?!?

Mary (@guest_1180128)
1 year ago

That’s fine and I agree. What’s going to bring about change. There are few with any authority . So all you can do is complain like we do. Do you have any suggestions?

Anthony (@guest_1180141)
1 year ago

THe Judge is applying common sense . The SCOTUS needs to remind it self of its responsibility

JOE (@guest_1180143)
1 year ago

overturn New York Times case

NavVet (@guest_1180144)
1 year ago

It is good to see at least 1 judge who stands with the constitution and applies it correctly. We do not need more like him we need every judge sitting on any federal bench to be just like him. Time to stop all the pandering.

Bonnie (@guest_1180147)
1 year ago

Well said Judge…Finally a voice for the people and the constitution…..

Kim (@guest_1180149)
1 year ago

I wish there were like buttons on here. I would light up many “likes”

Patty (@guest_1180158)
1 year ago

God bless Judge Silberman! A true man “ of the people”! We need ALL judges to be like him! The big tech companies, social media companies, mainstream news outlets should be sued for obstruction! They censure the truth, and lie to cover for the demonrats! Sue them all! We want justice!

Carl R Johnson (@guest_1180162)
1 year ago

Good God .. An honest Judge does exist>>> Thank You for stating the truth, Your HONOR!

Cozyoma (@guest_1180177)
1 year ago

An honest voice for WE THE PEOPLE!

Fred Amirault (@guest_1180188)
1 year ago

Will the American Digest go don s not only a republican Propaganda voice but ruled by hypnotized Followers of the anti-Christ President Donald Trump

ted (@guest_1180418)
Reply to  Fred Amirault
1 year ago

Michael The Archangel and Donald Trump are the defenders of us common folks from those that fallow the devil.

Sue Rich (@guest_1180192)
1 year ago

I wish all the judges were as honest as Judge Silberman. Thank you, thank you, than you.

Stephen Russell (@guest_1180194)
1 year ago

Take down ALL Big Tech (minus Tesla).
Chap 7 Big Tech
Revoke Section 230
Bust up like Ma Bell

juliet konieczny (@guest_1180201)
1 year ago

finally a judge that sees it all…congratulations …..we need more to stick up for our constitutional rights….

laurie anderson (@guest_1180283)
1 year ago

It is so refreshing to hear a judge who is not afraid to speak up.
The facts are the facts and truth will always come to the surface.
We all know that the election was stolen and that the media had a huge part in it.
I’m sick of this being rammed down our throats. This election needs to be fixed with the rightful President sitting in the oval office, not some thug who is a puppet.

MARILYN (@guest_1180288)
1 year ago


Pollty (@guest_1180293)
1 year ago

Finally a judge with integrity ,gumption and commonsense

Carol A Spencer (@guest_1180343)
1 year ago

It took the German people years to admit that Hitler and the Nazi party were going to destroy Germany. By then it was too late. I can only hope the American people come to their senses much sooner and realize Biden and his Democratic party are doing the exact same thing to this country.

Davidme (@guest_1180360)
1 year ago

I for one Do Not Trust Anything. I Hear or Read As Being True Nor Factual !!!!! It is something, I Never Thought I Would Live To See Happening Within America, Land Of The Free !!!!! Everything Is A Sin-A-Rama !!!!! However, I also believe it is by design to Mislead We The People Into Believing What Is False To Be True !!!! This is how Hitler Evolved The Third Reich and By Leading The Young To Believe What Is False To Be True, such as what is happening today in America’s schools !!!!

ted (@guest_1180409)
Reply to  Davidme
1 year ago

David: You have it so right. Tell a lie over and over again and it is accepted as the truth.

Teresa Griswold (@guest_1180371)
1 year ago

Okay, the Judge spoke but what now, any action to be taken? Words are simply that, words, without action these words mean very little. We ALL already knew this and want do.ething to be done about it. Who is actually doing anything about it?

Sharon (@guest_1180387)
1 year ago

Thank you sir. And America thanks you.

ted (@guest_1180405)
1 year ago

Most of the so called media are not news outlets. They are lying propaganda outlets for the Democratic party. Therefore they should not have protection from law suits.

Sean Rickman (@guest_1180426)
1 year ago

FINALLY,a person of importance tells it like it is.Maybe the conservatives do have an important voice out there.

dale (@guest_1180434)
1 year ago

Finally some JUSTICE out of the so called Justice System. Would that the Supreme Court was not so compromised that supporting Constitutional Issues like integrity of votes etc etc.

Ronald Price (@guest_1180572)
1 year ago

I get to wondering about our courts not standing up and do what they were appointed to do.
Our Chief justice slapping us in the face with his decisions. It’s not about which side your own,
it’s about what OUR constitution says. America is falling apart and we need our Courts to start
standing up and locking up the pieces of S$$t that’s turning our Democratic Party into self centered
power hungry crazy people.

GIGI (@guest_1181046)
1 year ago

We Thank you so much for finally speaking out about what is happening to our Country by the Democratic Party, BIG TECH, AND THE MEDIA. I am certain that the average Democrat has been influenced and duped by the Media and Democratic Party. They have skillfully planned to overcome our Country and turn it into another communistic regime. THIS HAS TO STOP NOW.
live to see what has happened to us. You can’t trust the FBI, DOJ, ETC.. Thank you so much for standing up for the American People. And I also thank Fox News for their honesty. This administration must be shut down asap.

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