‘No Safe Spaces’ Documentary Exposes the Left’s War on Free Speech
“examines the politically correct world of academia, largely driven by the political left”
Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager joined forces a few years ago to examine the erosion of free speech on college campuses and in society in general. Their film, No Safe Spaces finally opened this weekend.
Carolla has stressed that the message of the film is for everyone.
Brian Flood reports at FOX News:
‘No Safe Spaces’ star Adam Carolla says censorship ‘hurting everyone,’ not a partisan issue
Comedian Adam Carolla said the goal of his new documentary about free speech, “No Safe Spaces,” is to simply “make people aware of how nuts it is out there on campuses and in the media when it comes to censorship based on feelings” rather than facts and information.
“It’s not a left or a right wing thing,” Carolla told Fox News. “We have people across the political spectrum in the film, including [liberal CNN pundit] Van Jones, who says it doesn’t help his team to have young people who can’t defend their beliefs. This is hurting everyone.”
Carolla stars in “No Safe Spaces” alongside conservative radio personality Dennis Prager.
The movie examines the politically correct world of academia, largely driven by the political left. Prager has called the film a “wake-up call” to the American people and claimed free speech is being trampled on to satisfy a political agenda.
Josh Shepherd of The Federalist notes that the subject of the film is playing out in real life for Prager University:
Only hours before the premiere and approximately 700 miles northwest, lawyers for nonprofit group Prager University will face off against tech behemoth Google in a California courtroom located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Their case, Prager University v. Google, contends YouTube has exercised viewpoint discrimination against the nonprofit by restricting more than 200 of its short educational videos…
While the film production has no direct affiliation with PragerU, the efforts represent multiple fronts in the same battle. “No Safe Spaces,” from longtime producer Mark Joseph, serves as a thesis statement of PragerU’s cause. It takes audiences on a road trip to several U.S. universities where campus riots, at times violent, break out against invited conservative speakers.
Shepherd also provides a detailed description of what you’ll see in the movie:
On-scene footage of student protesters cuts to dramatic reenactments of scenes from Prager and Carolla’s lives, short animated vignettes, and interviews with such voices as Canadian professor Jordan Peterson, former Obama administration czar Van Jones, comedian Tim Allen, former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, and Harvard University professor Cornel West. Yet commentators are merely a backdrop, as the movie chronicles several little-known incidents.
Watch the trailer:
The film’s website allows you to find screenings near you.
Featured image via YouTube.
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Now believe we need an internet Bill of Rights, and the tech companies have to be required, legislatively, not by the courts, to provide a free speech platform.
We can’t let them choke America by strangulation.
We can’t let America die by asphyxiation because shareholders believe they benefit in the short run.
You don’t have a right to use somebody else’s computer for free.
Who’s talking about using someone else’s computer?
Dear Mr. Ream:
Not to repeat what’s been repeated millions of times, but these companies are defrauding users.
We all know companies such as YOUtube, counted on the “you” to become successful. They said, give us your content and we’ll distribute it.
Well, people did. Then YOUtube decided it had gotten big enough to deplatform the people that made it what it is.
Same with FaceBook. Dennis Michael Lynch gave them big bucks, and they decided to deplatform him.
You can’t take people’s time and money, and then say, shucks, too bad, you get nothing in return.
It’s fraud, plain and simple.
And we need it legislated, because this hope that courts will vindicate the rights of conservatives is a hopeless joke, AND very inconsistent. We need consistency about the biggest speech medium that exists, and that’s the internet.
Individual lawsuits are too time consuming, too expensive, too inconsistent. We need a blanket statute(s).
The very last thing we need in the last “open frontier” in this country is more government.
What most people including the social media sites dont understand is when you go from a platform that lets people speech (thus covering your backside) to a published censoring sppech you lose the protections afforded the platform. You can now be held liable for what you let out to the public. Making these site public utilities is definitely not the answer. the only laws that will get their attention are ANTI-TURST laws.
Right now, individuals are going to the courts and petitioning for better treatment.
Why in HELL should we trust any court to legislate about the BIGGEST development in speech in 400 years?
I don’t trust any legislating judge as far as I can push roll him up a hill, which is about six inches.
What most soi-disant conservatives don’t understand is that s.230 of the Communications Decency Act allows them to do exactly what they’re doing. Dennis Prager has become downright quixotic in his pursuit of Google. There’s absolutely nothing stopping him from spinning up his own media streaming servers and advertising his videos anywhere he wants (or can afford to pay for), but he’s going to tilt at this windmill of forcing a private company to give him free service until it bankrupts him.
The most repugnant is the most protected…
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I have filled my head with some strange things. Like, how to survive the Baja 500. I’m probably the last man you’ll come across who knows how to build a race winning Baja bug.
Should I not tell you, would you know the results of the Valdez fly-in?
I have been waiting for this with baited breath.
Now, what I ask of you, is to laugh at me. I really can’t take myself seriously. But don’t worry about me. I plan on laughing at me for, what, three decades.
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The Corvair just didn’t work out.
You can thank as proof there is a God because I was waxing poetic about the Baja Bug and no-one-woe-is-me still appreciates it when my computer crashed.
Which I took as the big middle finger of God. Thanks, God. I’ll shut up now.