I realize the UK’s Guardian is pretty far down toward the Left end of the scale, but does
Commissar Simon Jenkins realize just how… dumb this headline and summary sounds?
Free speech can’t exist unchained. US politics needs the tonic of order
If America is to speak in a way that heals, as Obama wishes, it needs the curbs and regulations that make freedom of expression real
Didn’t guys named “Benito” and “Adolph” say much the same thing in the last century?
Really, read the whole thing. Not only does this condescending tool push the “evil Right-wing rhetoric drove a deranged man over the edge” meme (A deranged man, who, according to friends, paid no attention to politics and never even watched TV. What did Palin use, Simon? Mind-control rays?), but then he tells this leftist Alice-in-Wonderland version of the opposition to ObamaCare, in which Americans against socialized medicine are ignorant, racist homophobes. Therefore, of course, we need “reasonable regulation” (including the Fairness Doctrine, with terms set by wise men such as Jenkins) of free speech in order to save free speech, because we can’t handle free speech.
And black is white.
And down is up.
And all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
RELATED: Maybe Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-Statist) should get his own column with The Guardian. He’d fit right in.
UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Ed!
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)