Attack on major American journalist could mean the end of free speech

Society hates the truth and they hate journalists who speak the truth. But now things have crossed a line.

Because an attack on a major American journalist could mean the end of free speech.

Catherine Herridge, a seasoned investigative journalist, was found in civil contempt on Thursday by a federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama for her refusal to identify the source of her reports regarding a Chinese scientist employed by an American university and the subject of a criminal investigation by the FBI.

A fine of $800 per day, or almost $300,000 annually, was imposed by U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper until Herridge disclosed the identity of her source for the stories she authored while working at Fox News.

“Herridge and many of her colleagues in the journalism community may disagree with that decision and prefer that a different balance be struck, but she is not permitted to flout a federal court’s order with impunity,” Cooper wrote.

Herridge, who is well-respected for her objectivity and pursuit of stories that many in the mainstream media overlook, is being investigated by the federal government to determine whether the Chinese scientist lied about her military service and whether the Chinese could access her school’s student database.

Cooper demanded that Herridge explain how she found out about this investigation.

The Associated Press reported that the Chinese national filed a lawsuit against the federal government, alleging that it provided Herridge with information that breached their privacy.

The information included personal photographs, information taken from her immigration and naturalization forms, and snippets of an FBI document summarizing an interview conducted during the investigation.

“Holding a journalist in contempt for protecting a confidential source has a deeply chilling effect on journalism,” Fox News said in a statement late on Thursday, criticizing the decision.

Fox News Media then highlighted how they are still dedicated to defending the freedoms of speech and the press, and it thinks this ruling ought to be challenged.

We cannot allow this sort of censorship to continue.

The Radical Left in America and across the world will stop at nothing until all journalists who speak the truth are punished.

This specific scenario is just one of many such instances that highlights just how badly the Left hates free speech.

Democrat-appointed judges all across the nation are attacking journalists and free speakers and fining them or worse locking them up.

It is clear that no matter what, the Left will not stop until the only thing in the media is their propaganda.

We must not give way to these horrific and corrupt politicians in power.

We must take the power back for the people and allow the free flow of free speech under our first amendment rights.

Stay tuned to Prudent Politics for more updates on this developing story.

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