Original air date: August 12, 2017
Hulk Hogan Ruins Everything - Episode 9
In this episode we talk about freedom of the press and free speech and how that all relates to Hulk Hogan.
Yeah, we didn't see that coming either. We watched a documentary called "Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press" on Netflix. The documentary details the trial between Gawker and Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan). Hulk sued Gawker over posting a sex video that he was in. Instead of this being a run of the mill sex tape case - where the outcome would be in favor of the magazine due to free speech - this lawsuit took a different turn, thanks to some behind the scene billionaire funding. The documentary then details some other billionaire funding of the news and poses the question - should billionaires be able to control what the news prints, and who stays in business?
Good question. Join us as we talk through it.
And for some fake news to round out the day.
The article: ‘Fake News’ Was Anticipated by the Founders: Here’s What They Did About It
Resources used: Common sense. Seriously.
Here is the link to the organization that is doing fact checking for Facebook:
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