Friday, February 15, 2008

Alas, they are shortsighted - or looking at the wrong world

We wouldn't want the government - or even some quasi private body - telling people in the media what they could say, would we? The only alternative is for private individuals to comment as forcefully and firmly on the media as possible.

Surely Al Shartpon (despite his many faults, none of which I see on display right here) has the right to express his opinion as to whom others should patronize and who they shouldn't. Of course those others have the right to do as they choose. Hillary has the right to say what she thinks of any commentator - and while there are risks to her announcing someone has their head stuck where the sun doesn't shine, they are hers to take, and certainly no indication she would use government power to enforce them.

I'm not sure if Our World as we see it is myopic or merely from another planet, but Debonair Dude seem a tad overwrought.

"Now what’s going to happen if this Power Hungry dirt bag gets to be President? The TV reporter David Schuster would get FIRED in a New York minute. What exactly did Hillary want after David Schuster apologized? His head?"

Does Hillary have free speech, or does she have to pretend to accept an apology she considers insincere? More imortantly, what about poor Imus? Whenever he's tired of a job, he makes outrageous comments until his employers have to fire him, which makes him more controversial so he gets a better paying job next time. Being defended by self righteous conservatives makes his task much harder. Are you going to force him to desecrate holy symbols in public before his employers are allowed to fire him without having to fear accusations they don't support free speech?

4 comments:

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

"Are you going to force him to desecrate holy symbols in public before his employers are allowed to fire him without having to fear accusations they don't support free speech?"

Fire him for what? First of all what he said was true.
Maybe you would have liked him to have said it differently but why/
This is a very common term today, David Schuster is a very highly respected man in his profession. But the fact that he’s a Republican may have had something to do with her reaction, don’t you think?
Is Hillary now in the amme ranks as Al Sharpton?
Say what you want to but not about MY Daughter....

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

"Surely Al Shartpon (despite his many faults, none of which I see on display right here) has the right to express his opinion as to whom others should patronize and who they shouldn't."

Do you think that he should have the right to DEMAND that some one gets fired, because they made a remark the HE didn’t like?

Marie's Two Cents said...

I have a question.

You have comment moderation AND word verification!

Why?

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

"Blogs I Have blogfeuds with
Our World as we see it"

Now THAR was funny