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The Seventeenth Annual Muzzle Awards

Spotlighting those who diminish free speech
Spotlighting those who diminish free speech
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2014

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The 17th Annual Muzzle Awards

Spotlighting those who diminish free speech
A Fourth of July round-up of outrages against unrestrained expression and personal liberties in New England during the past year.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 02, 2014

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A look at 10 enemies of free speech and personal liberties throughout New England

The 16th Annual Muzzle Awards  
Obama's longstanding lack of respect for the role of a free press in a democratic society reached new depths when it was revealed that his Justice Department had snooped on the Associated Press and Fox News' James Rosen in trying to ferret out leakers.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  June 27, 2013

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The 15th Annual Muzzle Awards

Our annual look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
Liberal dreams that Barack Obama would somehow usher in a progressive paradise were always misplaced.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 13, 2012

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Interview: Rory O’Connor digs social media

News trust
Rory O'Connor has been thinking about trust and the media for a long time.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  May 14, 2012

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Uncovering the sins of Joe McGinniss

Don't quote me: Vision quest
Joe McGinniss's 1983 bestseller Fatal Vision offered up Jeffrey MacDonald as a modern exemplar of evil: a narcissistic, remorseless monster who beat to death his wife and five-year-old daughter in a diet-pill-fueled frenzy, then coolly killed the only witness, his two-year-old daughter.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  October 09, 2012



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The 14th Annual Muzzle Awards

Our annual look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
To understand just how disappointing Barack Obama has been on civil liberties, you need only consider the case of David House, a founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network.  
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  June 29, 2011

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The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 05, 2010

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The 12th Annual Muzzle Awards

A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
With the era of repression and secrecy fostered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally over, this should be the best of times for freedom of expression, open government, and civil liberties. Yet change comes slowly.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2009

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The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Silencing free speech
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 05, 2008

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Still dissecting

Danny Schechter’s bid for media reform
A year after releasing his remarkably prescient film on the then-nascent financial crisis, In Debt We Trust , veteran progressive journalist Danny Schechter finally made it onto CNBC.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  April 10, 2008



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Highway robbery

Is Internet populism destined for corporate ruin?
Not long ago, the path by which the recent Justice Department scandal traveled from tidbit to tsunami would have been seen as an exotic trip through an unknown land.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  October 04, 2007

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The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards

Silencing free speech
Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2007
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