PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently staged and anchored his own TV-style roundtable to highlight grievances with what he calls mainstream corporate press.
As if answering that call, Florida lawmakers filed a bill last week that would make it easier for people to sue media companies for defamation.
The backlash from First Amendment rights groups was immediate.
Two of the people invited to share their expertise on that roundtable joined This Week in South Florida to discuss.
They are Vel Freedman, a South Florida attorney whose client was the subject of a report that CNN would retract and apologize for, and Carson Holloway, a fellow with the conservative Claremont Institute who wrote an article recently about libel and cancel culture.
Their discussion with TWISF host Glenna Milberg can be seen at the top of this page.