Thursday, February 23, 2006

Free speech is not mandatory or selective

Another good post by Glen Greenwald on the rightwingers hypocrisy when it comes to the free press. I've been saying the same thing at the DetNews in several posts since the cartoon controversy began. They can't have it both ways. You defend all speech or none is protected and these idiots champions of the First Amendment want to force free speech when they like the content (as in the Muslim cartoons) but prosecute it when they don't (as in the leak that revealed Bush's illegal domestic surveillance).

Postscript: And I can't wait to see these new defenders of free expression fully support the right to dissent at the next anti-war rally.
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2 Comments:

Blogger Left of Center said...

I love the way Greenwald thinks, but geez. I wish he would realize he's not getting paid per word in a blog. Points and aurguments can be made much more succinctly.

4:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

LOL. He's a lawyer. First Amendment guys believe in exercising their free speech rights freely. I think that is succinct for him.

6:51:00 PM  

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