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The Battle for Free Speech: Santa Barbara News Press speaks out

The Battle for Free Speech: Santa Barbara News Press speaks out

By Michael Greer Saturday I drove to Santa Barbara for a brunch where the Director of News Operations at the Santa Barbara News-Press, Don Katich was going to speak about the newspaper’s recent battles for free speech. Santa Barbara is my home town. I was raised in Santa Barbara, I graduated from Santa Barbara High […]

Don Katich of Santa Barbara News-Press speaks out on free speech, “illegals”

By George Miller The Santa Barbara News-Press (SBNP) is no stranger to being attacked over 1st Amendment issues. In 2006, its own staff tried to prevent the new owners from eliminating what they believed was bias in news content. This made national headlines. More recently, a political pressure group attempted to coerce them into using only politically correct […]

Je Suis Santa Barbara News Press: Hey, ho, the USA has to go?

Je Suis Santa Barbara News Press: Hey, ho, the USA has to go?

Santa Barbara is my hometown. I grew up in Santa Barbara, erectile graduated from Santa Barbara High School, was married there and my children were born there. So, when the local Santa Barbara News Press received national attention for being attacked and vandalized by pro-illegal immigration activists, for using the word “Illegals”, I drove up […]

Santa Barbara News-Press Freedom of Speech Rally- and counter-rally- 1-19-15- Part 1

Santa Barbara News-Press Freedom of Speech Rally- and counter-rally- 1-19-15- Part 1

By George Miller Multiple groups, organized by We The People Rising, held a rally at The Santa Barbara News-Press headquarters, on Martin Luther King Day (which they emphasized) to defend free speech for the press and others. Shortly thereafter, Immigrant advocacy group , PODER (People Organized for the Defense & Equal Rights of SB Youth) started a counter […]

Charlie Hebdo and Santa Barbara News-Press–Free Speech Threatened!

Charlie Hebdo and Santa Barbara News-Press–Free Speech Threatened!

By George Miller   The world is outraged about the Islamic fundamentalist attack on Charlie Hebdo, as revenge for its cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad. Although offensive to some, they were fact-based and a legal action of a free press. “Newspeak” Now, much closer to home, the headquarters of the Santa Barbara News-Press, a regional newspaper, has been vandalized with graffitti, […]