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Old 01-10-2011, 05:28 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Totenkopf View Post
Problem is that the 1st Amendment is actually there to protect divisive, offensive and often questionable speech.
Why exactly is that a problem?

My problem with the political hacks has nothing to do with what they say beyond their resorting to name calling and outright lies without a thread of evidence. I just find it funny that we hold people like the Dixie Chicks, Dan Rather and Bill Maher responsible for saying something off the cuff (even when it is true or stated as an opinion), but others can say whatever they want and get away with it.

I guess it comes from rightwing hatemongering being more profitable than leftwing hatemongering. (please do not think I am putting the Dixie Chicks into the hatemongering level. The entire group was only persecuted because of Maines’ innocent opinion).


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