Indignation

Free Speech or Propaganda?

Two movies hypercritical of the president elect and Hillary Clinton, “Hype: The Obama Effect” and “Hillary: The Movie,” will be watched by the Supreme Court to help them decide whether they and films like them can be screened during a federal election. The two pointedly partisan documentaries by a group called Citizens United were banned by a federal court during the election because they were deemed “electioneering communications” according to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which limits such propaganda at election times. The Supremes will decide whether the ban was a restriction on free speech. To decide for yourselves, click the links.