Florida GOP pushes bill that would allow college students “to record classroom lectures without a professor’s consent .. to use in preparation of a civil or criminal case against a higher-education institution” miamiherald.com/news/politics-…
Fla GOP: We need to open up classrooms to public scrutiny.

Also Fla GOP: We need to stonewall legitimate requests for COVID data

Will @HdxAcademy push back on this?

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9 Mar
This just in: The @nytimes wins its case vs the Trump campaign, which had sued over a column by Max Frankel, former exec editor of the Times.
No actual malice, among other reasons.
"News organizations function as a platform for facilitating constitutionally protected speech on issues of public concern and courts will not impose defamation liability against these entities absent a clear showing of actual malice."
For background on this case and two others that the Trump campaign pushed vs CNN and Washpost, here's my piece via @CJR (filed yesterday, as it happens)

Read 6 tweets
9 Mar
There are many ways of handling layoffs, and Jonah Peretti and Buzzfeed have figured out how to do it in the worst way possible.
From less than 4 months ago:

"Mr. Peretti said BuzzFeed executives will undertake a review of HuffPost’s business before making any significant moves, such as cutting staff or hiring additional employees" wsj.com/articles/buzzf…
"Benefit from greater scale" is a likely sign that your media merger will go awry
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24 Feb
The South Dakota attorney general, under investigation for a fatal road accident, said he thought he hit a deer that night.

Going against that theory: They found the victim's glasses in his car -- after his face smashed through the windshield.

Gov. @govkristinoem has called for the AG to resign. And there's an impeachment move in the state Legislature

Read 6 tweets
11 Feb
Live shot of highly impartial GOP senators mulling the prosecution's case against Trump
How did Harper Lee leave out the 'juror filling out maps of Southeast Asia' story line

Also, Judge Taylor didn't let the jurors leave in the middle of trial. And if he had, Atticus Finch would've objected immediately

Read 4 tweets
11 Feb
In 1974, a smoking-gun tape emerged that led Nixon to resign, under pressure from GOP congressmen.

It’s 47 years later, and we have a new, more damning smoking gun:

“Trump’s Tweet Attacking Pence Came Right After Learning His VP's Life Was In Danger” huffpost.com/entry/trump-pe…
Washpost tonight: “Trump’s tweet [about Pence] came at 2:24 — only 11 minutes after live TV showed Pence being hustled from the Senate floor because rioters were streaming into the building.

“Trump was watching news coverage of the session”

Read 6 tweets
10 Feb
Does anyone else find these hearings -- particularly the reconstructions of the MAGA violence -- not just traumatizing but also, in a fill-in-the-blanks way, sort of therapeutic?

Reliving this moment has become both an ordeal and a catharsis.
New transcripts of dispatches from the police. The printed words don't convey the panic Image
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