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Friday, April 10, 2020

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Wednesday said that arrest warrants had been issued for reporters from The New York Times and ProPublica after both publications wrote stories criticizing his decision last month to partially reopen his Virginia-based college.



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...The New York Times and ProPublica have each stood by their reporting.

"Our freelance photographer was engaged in the most routine form of news gathering: taking a picture of a person who was interviewed for a news story," said a Times spokesperson in an email to The Hill. "We are disappointed that Liberty University would decide to make that into a criminal case and go after a freelance journalist because its officials were unhappy with press coverage of the university's decision to convene classes in the midst of the pandemic."

"We have not heard from the university or any authority from the commonwealth of Virginia," Dick Tofel, ProPublica president, told The Hill in regard to the arrest warrant. "We also have not heard anything from the university saying there is anything wrong in the story."...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-09 03:39 PM | Reply

Nice to see the Church hiding behind the skirts of The State, for which it pays no taxes.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-09 07:06 PM | Reply

and here the day before Jayzus rezerects hizzef for ta save the whirrrrrled.

Soooooo clowns what happened to the "truth will set you free" motif?

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-04-10 08:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lemme know how this works out...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-10 09:15 AM | Reply

I'm issuing my own personal warrant against Falwell for being a charlatan and a very very stupid ass.

(in my best Gomer Pyle voice) 'citizen's arrest' 'citizen's arrest'......

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-04-10 09:36 AM | Reply

Arrest warrants are issued by a judge or magistrate. They are not issued by a cop.

Falwell is a nitwit.

#6 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-04-10 12:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LMAO - Seriously misdemeanor trespassing charges... What is wrong with people like this and those that support them? Have they never heard The Lord's Prayer? Do they not understand it? No... They go for old testament. Eye for an Eye and all that not turn the other cheek - much more Jewish than Christian...

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-10 12:28 PM | Reply

There is a very special place in hell reserved for -------- like Falwell Jr.

#8 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-10 10:25 PM | Reply

"There is a very special place in hell reserved for -------- like Falwell Jr."

There's a special place in America too, which is close to any Republican President to have access to their ear. Separation of Church and State, you know.

People like Jerry Falwell and his repulsive Trumpian scion would love to burn people at the stake, if only they could get away with it.

On the other hand, spreading a pestilence across the land does have a certain Old Testament charm to it.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-11 01:22 AM | Reply

Falwell is a ----.

I'm willing to bet one or more of the reporters allows themselves to be arrested so they can report on that and the lawsuit they're going to file.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-11 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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