May 11, 2015 By Jack Jodell (in association with BURR DEMING of FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my Blogroll in the lower right hand column).
Happy start of another week, everyone! Today, our master podcaster Burr Deming starts our week off with a reminder of how important it is for us to respect free speech – even when it originates from those as odious and reprehensible as Rush Limbaugh and Pamela Geller. We don’t have to agree with these horrible types, but we MUST allow them their freedom of expression, no natter how hateful or disgusting it may be.
When it directed at the downtrodden, those who struggle to overcome obstacles, satire mutates to something less noble. It becomes simple meanness, petty and cruel.
Free speech includes freedom of malevolence. We can and we must defend the rights of those who bully and hate.
That full and vigorous defense does not obligate us to join them in their hatred.”
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