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)

Free Speech Exceptions–True Speech Limitations

We do not defend blatantly untrue speech like libel, slander, perjury, food mislabeling. Our issue is free #TrueSpeech. Still we are mostly unconcerned about copyright violation, right to privacy, obscenity, public security, non disclosure agreements, except when  gag orders** to police, teachers, media as mandated by #PresseKodex12.1 pervert democracy by making the “informed voter” believe …

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

The very specific gag orders of media stylebook ethics are unchallenged[2]; 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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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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