Wednesday, December 11, 2019

INTERNETS TOUGH TALK CRACKDOWN: KANSAS CITY NEWSIE CHRISTA DUBILL QUITS AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA RACIAL DRAMA, YOUTUBE LIMITS HATERS AND PREZ TRUMP FIGHTS ANTISEMITISM AMID FIRST AMENDMENT OUTCRY!!!



As always, the Internets continues to change American culture and now politicos and policy makers are pushing back.

A quick survey of the free speech debate along with a local connection and inspiration . . .

Earlier today we noted that KSHB 41 newsie Christa Dubill was hanging it up to spend more time with her family. Here's what the "news" missed . . .

In a public post garnering thousands of views shared via FB, former KSHB worker Lisa Benson called out Ms. Dubill amid a dispute, now settled, over alleged racial discrimination.

"According to the call taker’s report, Christa Dubill told the operator: “Since January 2018, Lisa, an African American reporter, has been very hostile towards white women at work.” and she “feels that Lisa is grouping white women into a category of weakness and that is not right.” 'Remember, I didn’t write the article.'"

"In federal court, when Christa was asked about examples of my “hostility towards white women” and the dates, she brought into question the accuracy of the call taker.

"Nonetheless, Christa is still trusted to honestly tell the stories of all people in the Kansas City, Missouri metro and on NBC News."

The station manged to stifle most debate on the topic until this afternoon . . . When Ms. Dubill resigned, supposedly, to spend more time with her family.

Somewhat related on the topic of talk . . .

Youtube's comment crackdown is actually less controversial but has garnered nearly instant condemnation from their community.

And on the subject of consequences for speech and actions allegedly motivated by bias. Prez Trump is breaking new ground with his declaration against Antisemitism today.

A quick breakdown of our favorite links on this topic tonight:


Seeking 'Family Time' Refuge, Still Under Fire From Critics

41 Action News Anchor Christa Dubill to depart station

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After more than a dozen years at KSHB-TV, anchor Christa Dubill, has announced plans to leave the station by the end of the year. Dubill, who has most recently anchored the 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts with co-anchor Kevin Holmes, said her family life is at the cornerstone of her decision.


Social Media Comment Crackdown Backstory

6 months after a major public controversy, YouTube is changing its anti-harassment policies

Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. YouTube announced on Wednesday that it's making long-awaited changes to its harassment policy, saying it will tighten rules around what's considered a threat and toughen punishment for repeat offenders.


Right Wing Reax

Ben Shapiro, conservatives blast new YouTube policy on 'hate speech': 'Insanely vague'

Conservative media figures are deriding a new YouTube policy on hate speech, arguing it censors free speech and could have a disproportionate impact on right-leaning commentators. Announced on Wednesday, the policy seemed to come in reaction to a months-long controversy surrounding comedian Steven Crowder and his comments about Vox writer Carlos Maza's sexuality.


Prez Trump Flexes Against Antisemitism Via Federal Funds

Trump antisemitism order denounced as bid to silence critics of Israel

Donald Trump has signed an executive order that empowers the US education department to penalise college campuses by withholding federal funds from those that are deemed to be tolerating antisemitism by allowing debate critical of Israel. Trump's order, announced on Wednesday evening from the White House, was pitched as a move to push back on rising antisemitism on American campuses.


MAGA AGAINST BDS!!!

Trump to sign executive order targeting college anti-Semitism, Israel boycotts

President Donald Trump planned to sign an executive order Wednesday that would effectively reclassify Judaism as both a race or nationality and a religion under federal law so that the Education Department can take direct action against what he views as anti-Semitism on college campuses, administration officials said.


Free Speech Implications

Trump To Sign Order Against Anti-Semitism At Colleges, Worrying Free Speech Advocates

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast President Trump will sign an executive order that will make Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act apply to anti-Semitic acts, the White House said on Wednesday. The order is generating concern that it will stifle free speech by those who oppose Israel's policy toward the Palestinians.


1st Amendment Big Picture

A Critical Fight For Free Speech Is Underway. Can It Be Won?

Whatever happened to the idea that colleges and universities were sanctuaries of free speech, where academics and students could vigorously study and debate differing ideas? Why have so many institutions of higher learning-once regarded as bastions of vigorous, honest scholarship, where the search for truth was inviolable-morphed into places of intolerance and rigid ideological conformity?


And so we ask our blog community . . .

IS INTERNETS FREE SPEECH UNDER ATTACK FROM BOTH LEFT & RIGHT OR ARE NEW POLICIES SIMPLY OFFERING MORE ACCOUNTABILITY?!?!

You decide . . .

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump will take on haters but the real big picture is that he'll defeat his House opponents with this resolution. Politically, it's an important move for him and it's similar to legislation we've seen in Missouri.

Len said...

Right wingers will be confused by it, a tough sell to the America first crowd. If he really had a friend in his VP, he'd put Pence out front on this one. This kind of legislation is a better sell by Conservative Christians among the Republican party.

The porn star banging president just doesn't have a lot of credibility or love on this one.

Anonymous said...

Will miss you Christa!

I guess the public spotlight was too much for her. Too bad.

chuck said...

Deep State, Progressives, Main Stream Media, Socialists, Apparatchiks, etc., ad infinitum

Anonymous said...

^^^ Nah. She was better than most.

KSHB wants to be an "urban" station. They're probably making the right move.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Real Talk KC said...

Christa was a Karen.

Anonymous said...

Maybe, but she did very good and was kinda hot. You can't ask for more than that.

Anonymous said...

Impeached by the new year. His executive actions might not mean much.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Antisemitism & criticism of Israel are two separate things.

What other countries are we not allowed to criticize? Russia?

Long live Free Palestine!

Anonymous said...

^^^ byron is a traitor to the U.S. in every sense of the word. Please go live in Palestine.

Anonymous said...

Next step is an Executive Order defining insanity as a Nationality, so any criticism of the Republican Party can be deemed as a Hate Crime.

Anonymous said...


For once, I agree with Byron. Well stated post. Respect, sir.

Support B D S.

Anonymous said...

Of all the crap going on in the country..Trump prioritizes "protecting" rich, privileged jew college kids? WTF?!

Anonymous said...

Byron can’t live in Palestine because they don’t have welfare programs.

Anonymous said...

Bye bye Byron. That would be so neat if you moved far, far away. Canada wouldn't want you, though. They don’t want retards. How about somewhere on a different continent at least.?

Anonymous said...

I'm with MY PRESIDENT.

To Hades with all of you traitors. Buh-bye.

GFu said...

This is just one more reason that the president is losing more support from his base. Impeachment time is NOW!

Anonymous said...

Dream on, Byron.
Canada will not take you.
Your perceived paradise of Canada only takes young, healthy people who can work and support their health care system, through very high taxes.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Yes! So true. Byron the disability-faking government welfare cheat!

Anonymous said...

Byron is a moron who fakes being disabled because he’s too lazy to work. He’s a walking insult to those with disabilities. To say anything he posts is “well stated” is laughable.

Anonymous said...

Blieron has never paid taxes in his life. The guy is a mooch.

Grip Madlock said...

Go live there then you big mouth asshole,I cant stand Israel very much but if it bothers you mazeltov

Grip Madlock said...

Obviously you haven't been to Canada lately,Toronto is a 3rd world shithole

Anonymous said...

If Trump was a Democrat the left would be building statues of him and throwing their failures Obama and Hillery on jail.

Anonymous said...

Liberals think free speech means you can say anything about Republicans but anything about left wingers is outrageous and off limits.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so funny. You don't realize impeachment has failed?

Anonymous said...

House impeaches, Senate un-impeaches - telestai - it is over!


Blessed be the name of our Lord & Savior
President Donald Trump: re-elected 2020!


MAGA!


KAG!

Anonymous said...

10:24, Cuba would be a good fit.

Anonymous said...

how do local news stations make their money? I haven't watched a local news broadcast on any local station in over 10 years....and there's FOUR local news stations. how are they making enough money to stay in business?

Anonymous said...

So @9:25's "Lord and Savior" is President Donald Trump?

Merry MAGAKAG to you too!

Anonymous said...

WhiteWomenAreRacistAsHell.com

Anonymous said...

If Trump was a Democrat they would be demanding a statue of him.