On Monday, October 17th of this year, Amy Goodman, the award-winning host of Democracy Now! News hour turned herself into court because she has been charged with rioting on the South Dakota pipeline that is being protested by local Native American tribes (Was changed from criminal trespassing due to lack of evidence). She was at the scene, filming pipeline guards using attack dogs on peaceful protesters.
Amy is, of course, fighting these charges as a direct threat to the 1st Amended Right protecting freedom of the press and the American Citizens right to know.
There’s another major problem with this too, NO ONE CARES unless you are a fan of the news hour.
We have also seen Republican Presidential canidate, Donald Trump, making uppresidented attacks to the media. Now, the current media has its many probles, but having a nomme attack the media directly and having the case against Ms. Goodman should alarm all these so called “Constitutional Conservatives” but no such outrage has happened.
The media has its problems, but we should not let government bodies, politicians, or any private business threaten it because it is still vital to a free democracy.
The Democracy Now! Story: http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/17/amy_goodman_broadcasts_from_north_dakota
As of 10/17/2016 afternoon, all charges on Amy Goodman have been dropped.
The Story: http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/17/breaking_riot_charges_against_amy_goodman