The title of the Independent article below is misleading. It states: “Donald Trump suggests he wants US law to limit free speech in wake of publication of explosive new book.”
Unfortunately, far too many people read little more than headlines, so in this case, they are left with the impression that Trump — due to being personally offended — is now attempting to assail the fundamental democratic right to free speech, the cornerstone of democracy and a principle that is vitally important to his support base. In reality, Islamic supremacists and their far-left cronies, not Trump, have been the pros at trying to restrict the freedom of speech. Nice try, Independent.
Although the “storm of controversy” and skirmishes over Wolff’s book Fire and Fury is not over, Trump’s reference to “weak libel laws” is not an attack on free speech, and neither has he “suggested that he wants a new US law to limit free speech.”
Strengthening libel laws potentially hits at the core of malicious defamatory libel, the kind that freedom fighters have routinely fallen victim to as their reputations became publicly sliced and diced due to overt “fake news” and the troubling new acceptance of it without question. Now Trump’s enemies are using the release of Fire and Fury to make a case that his “mental state” makes him unfit for office.
Conversely, those who attack free speech aim to impose penalties upon anyone they subjectively deem to have caused religious offense or hurt feelings. For example, Islamic supremacists and their Western aiders and abettors have branded the criticism of Islam or mocking of Islam “racist,” “hateful,” “provocative,” “controversial,” “islamophobic” and the like, and therefore deserving of punitive measures. In other words, don’t touch Islam, but it is acceptable to save the mockery and criticisms for Christianity.
Western subjugation to sharia values has set in; the Independent puts its own twist on their story title below, which intends to wrongly charge Trump with trying to limit free speech.
“Donald Trump suggests he wants US law to limit free speech in wake of publication of explosive new book”, by Chris Stevenson, Independent, January 6, 2018:
President Donald Trump has hit out at “very weak” libel laws in the US as he branded an explosive new book detailing the inner workings of the White House as “fiction”.
Suggesting he would like to see tougher laws on speech, Mr Trump said that if libel laws “were strong… you wouldn’t have things like that happen where you can say whatever comes into your head” – referring to Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
The book has caused a storm of controversy and has left the President facing questions about his mental state, with quotes in Fire and Fury – including from Mr Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon – suggesting that even those close to Mr Trump had questioned his capability.
Early on Saturday, Mr Trump wrote a string of messages on Twitter where he rejected such claims, saying he was a “very stable genius” whose two greatest assets are his “mental stability and being, like, really smart”.
Mr Wolff’s new book, which has shot to the top of the bestseller list on Amazon after being released four days early, has clearly riled the President and he used a rare news conference during a retreat with Republican leadership to reinforce what he sees as a stellar list of life achievements.
Answering a question about why he saw the need to tweet about his mental state, Mr Trump said that he had attended “the best college” and was an “excellent” student. He added that he came out of college and “made billions and billions of dollars… [and] became one of the best business people” before touting his “tremendous success” over a decade on television. He went on to add that he ”ran for President one time, and won”.
Mr Trump also called Mr Wolff a “fraud” and the book “a complete work of fiction”, saying that “he doesn’t know me at all” and said that he had not been interviewed in the White House as Mr Wolff had said….