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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Stossel on censorship

The Stossel TV show this week was on bad speech:
Pat Buchanan joins us tonight to talk about being fired from MSNBC, supposedly because his bosses didn't like what he wrote in his book, Suicide of a Superpower.

We'll also hear from Naomi Riley, who lost her job at ‘The Chronicle of Higher Education' after writing this blog post about university black studies departments. Naomi was branded a racist. Since her husband, Jason, is black, he'll join us as a surprise guest. They'll talk about how honest debate gets stifled in academia. ...

Despite these assaults on speech, Americans should be thankful that we have a 1st Amendment that protects our right to voice our opinions. That's not the case in much of the world. In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament, was put on trial for calling Islam a "dangerous ideology" rather than a religion. He joins us to discuss his book, Marked for Death.

Finally, I'll talk about the people who want me fired for my "repugnant" and "indefensible" speech.

MSNBC fired Buchanan because his book was supposedly unfit for national debate. Wilders said, "if you speak out against Islam, you will be marked for death." Stossel said that here is also a campaign to get him fired.

I posted a comment on how NY Times liberals celebrate non-white immigration policies and the demise of the archetypal American family. Sure enough, the left-wing hate blogs like the Daily Kos responded with rude personal attacks.

No one ever explains why Buchanan, Riley, Wilders, or Stossel is wrong. The left-wingers just want them silenced because they cannot tolerate an open discussion of these ideas.

1 comment:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Private companies are acting as the 'libertarians' want: the free-market as Government.

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