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PBC News & Comment: Milo Yiannopoulos and the First Amendment

Milo Yiannopoulos is intentionally offensive and distasteful…but are his comments on man/boy relationships, pedophilia protected by 1st amendment?–Breitbart editor is disinvited from CPAC and loses big book deal; we can vigorously disagree with him, but should honor free speech rights

–big advertisers are blacklisting Breitbart, prompted in part by successful activists

Vice reports that Alex Jones says he and Trump have talked since inauguration

–leading fracktivist Josh Fox was blacklisted for a year by MSNBC, and Susan Sarandon forced an end to it, reports Kevin Gosztola

–Trump deportation rules cast wider dragnet than Obama’s

–British teacher leading class excursion to US is refused entry, left in Iceland

–Speaker Ryan outlines Obamacare replacement, and it sucks

–Trump appoints his second national security officer, another military officer, and reporter Steve Horn explains McMasters’ role in U Wisconsin program

–Trump’s rally comment about Sweden was based on a twisted report on Fox

–in another nonsequitur, Trump visits African American museum and talks about anti-Semitism

–Texas woman convicted of voter fraud drew 2 8-year sentences, and says “send me back to Mexico, just get it over with”

–Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in execution of wounded, unarmed Palestinian, draws 18 month sentence

–Uber recoils from engineer’s detailed report on sexual harassment, hires Eric Holder to join Arianna Huffington on damage control team