Noteworthy News in 2008
Want to help with this section by writing your very own news brief? See below for the details!
Also, read our briefs from other years; CLICK HERE.
Monday, July 21st, 2008
Media Bias Within the 2008 Presidential Campaign
"For each of the weeks between June 9 and July 13, Obama had a much more significant media presence. The Project for Excellence in Journalism evaluates more than 300 political stories each week in newspapers, magazines and television to measure whether each candidate is talked about in more than 25 percent of the stories. Every week, Obama played an important role in more than two-thirds of the stories. For July 7-13, for example, Obama was a significant presence in 77 percent of the stories while McCain was in 48 percent, the PEJ said."
Read the full story here: MSNBC - Is media playing fair in campaign coverage?: News executives say there are reasons for disparity
Sunday, July 20th, 2008
ACLU of Nevada is Pro-Gun
The Nevada state office recently declared its support for an individual's Right to Keep and Bear Arms, apparently making it the first state affiliate to break with the national ACLU's position on the Second Amendment.
Read more here: NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
Friday, July 11th, 2008
Celebrating The Supreme Court Ruling
The Heller case was a success! A 5-4 ruling re-affirmed that individual citizens have the right to own and operate guns. The ruling sparked more people to contest unconstitutional gun bans in their cities.
To celebrate the victory, Chicagoans held a pro-gun rally outside of The Thompson Center. Read more by viewing this article: Pro-Gun Rally in Chicago: Celebrating The Supreme Court Decision.
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
The highest court in the land had something to say about our second amendment. Read: Supreme Court Decides: Guns are Individual Right by Mark Liberator to learn more.
If you have a creative, thought-provoking slant to a newsworthy event that would enhance the pages of The Liberator, we would like to know about it. We will give you full credit if it happens to find its way to this site -- we promise. Simply send your thoughts via e-mail to the editor.