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Politics & Policy

First Amendment Inflation

What happened with Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte and reporter Ben Jacobs is not a First Amendment issue; the First Amendment does not give reporters some extra protection against ordinary thuggery.

And it is not “Western justice,” as some of the broadcast clowns have suggested.

It is ordinary assault, something that happens every day in towns and cities across the country, and Gianforte should probably do six months in county jail for it.

There is nothing more to it, or less to it, than that.