Truth not permissible

#LegalizeTrueSpeech: “not permissible to refer to the suspect‘s religious, ethnic or other minority membership” (PresseKodex 12.1), “refrain from inappropriately sensational portrayal of violence, brutality and suffering” (PresseKodex 11)

Ever expanding media codes lead to hate speech laws

The very specific gag orders of media codes are unopposed; thus lead down a slippery slope to expand and generalize. *generalize from crime reports to IQ tests and to omission of all embarrassing minority mishaps. *expand from journalist’s gag orders to silencing the entire populations, academic scientists, including Nobel Prize winners *hate speech laws and …

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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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Media Speech Codes #2: Europe, Asia, Africa

Dozens of countries have followed the New York Times’ suit and enacted regulations that shun and prohibit true speech in news media: Spain, Russia, Serbia, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Belarus, Pakistan, …  62 years of systematic mandatory omission of true information spread world wide in media codes, police reports, silence about interracial school bullying  and rape, …

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Media Speech Codes #1: USA, Canada, Germany

August 11, 1946: The [New York] Times introduced an editorial change announcing they will no longer refer to the race of persons suspected of a crime unless race is relevant to the story. 62 years of systematic mandatory omission of true information. Thou shalt not tell the whole truth, like “Black man robbed, assaulted, raped”.   …

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