Thursday, May 21, 2015

No, the First Amendment Doesn't Stop Me From Telling You to Shut the Fuck Up

The First Amendment right of free speech refers only to government action.  The government - state, local or federal - cannot stop or punish you from saying any idiotic thing you want, including hateful, racist tirades.

But I can.

As a private citizen, I can call you out for being a hateful, racist piece of shit.  If you are a motherfucking liar, I can call you out for lying about fucking your mother. I can match or exceed you scream for scream, insult for insult, obscenity for obscenity, and neither one of us can cite the First Amendment against the other.
But there's a Faux News pay bonus for being extra-egregious Whiny-Ass Titty Babies.

Fox News pseudo-Democrat Kirsten Powers has a tendentious new book out> It's called The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech.
Lifelong liberal Kirsten Powers blasts the Left's forced march towards conformity in an exposé of the illiberal war on free speech. No longer champions of tolerance and free speech, the "illiberal Left" now viciously attacks and silences anyone with alternative points of view. Powers asks, "What ever happened to free speech in America?"
In it, she alleges free-speech violations that aren't violations at all:


Palin's argument was: If you say bad things about my speech, you're suppressing it. Grenell, on behalf of Powers, is taking that a step further -- he's saying, If you report basic biographical information about Powers that fleshes out the selective biography she's chosen to put forward, you're suppressing all the speech to which she's attached that biography.

For the record, despite the fascistic tweets of Willis, just this week Powers has either published articles or been written about in the following publications: the Daily Beast, National Review, Christianity Today, Breitbart, the Frisky, Real Clear Politics, the Washington Examiner, The Washington Times...

But she's being silenced. Right. Got it.

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