Author Archives: Becky
Sunshine Week Commentary: The U.S. is alone among western democracies in protecting “hate speech.” Chalk it up to a healthy fear of government censorship.
By Peter Scheer An inebriated John Galliano, sitting in a Paris bar, unleashes an anti-semitic rant (“I love Hitler”) that is captured on a cellphone camera and posted on the internet. Within days the Dior designer is not only fired … Continue reading
By Thomas Lord Recently, the local blog Berkeleyside wondered aloud whether or not Berkeley Police should be using Facebook to communicate with the public. They cited examples of other cities that have started using Facebook and Twitter, apparently to good … Continue reading
By Thomas Lord Editor’s Note: We’d like to see what Berkeley Daily Planet readers can do with this information. This is our old Berkeley Free Press blog site, which we started before we took over the Planet. We hope to … Continue reading