CNN Hate Crime Bill Story Repeats Restricted Speech Lie
June 26, 2009
Our eagle-eyed friends at Media Matters flagged this for me... in a report on yesterday's Situation Room on CNN, reporter Deborah Feyerick repeated a right-wing talking point about the hate crimes bill that has no basis in fact and indeed is repudiated by the actual text of the legislation. She noted "some lawmakers and religious groups" say that the hate crimes bill "could be used to criminalize conservative speech on abortion or homosexuality." What she left out is that the bill specifically states, "Nothing in this Act shall be construed to allow prosecution based solely upon an individual's expression of racial, religious, political, or other beliefs." Just another example of our opponents' lies that need to be countered. Take action on the hate crimes bill at www.FightHateNow.org.
Issues: Hate Crimes
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