Month: December 2018

Everyone must conceal any negative “minority” performance, to avoid stirring up prejudices. 

The very specific gag orders of media codes are unchallenged; thus lead down a slippery slope to expand and generalize From: “it is not permissible to refer to the suspect‘s religious, ethnic or other minority membership […] [to not] stir up prejudices against minorities” To: “Everyone must conceal any negative “minority” performances, to avoid stirring up prejudices.“ Or short: “Say …

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Taboo to Discuss Taboo about Race-and-IQ-Research

Investigating links between race, IQ and genes has long been anathema; Carl’s case suggests that it is now anathema even to ask whether those investigations should be forbidden. And I seemed to be proving that it is anathema to ask whether it should be anathema to ask [WaPo]  Researchers must be allowed to discuss the …

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Sensational Violence, Human Dignity, Young Persons: True Speech Not Permissible

Restriction of TRUE SPEECH. “The Press will refrain from inappropriately sensational portrayal of violence, brutality and suffering”  [German PresseKodex #11]; “preservation of human dignity”  [German PresseKodex #1]; “the Press must exercise especial restraint reporting crimes committed by young persons” [German PresseKodex #13.3]; The seemingly innocuous media code rules #1 to 3 appear neutral, on the …

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