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From the “Watch what you say” Crowd

Remember when Ari Fleischer was press secretary and he admonished any member of the dissenting press and those opposed to the war in Iraq with the words, “what what you say….” and even “warned” a reporter that “his questions were noted in the White House” which was basically a threat to that reporter’s ability to cover the White House; an implied threat of limited or no access. 

Which brings me to a Freedom of Speech discussion.  Yes, we have a First Amendment that allows us the freedom to speak our minds and sometimes this freedom is a signed confession to hatred, stupidity, bigotry and inadvertent comedy.

Please out this link to the comments in the Daily Kos and use it when people like Bill O’Reilly or Michelle Malkin talk about hate speech from the left. 

And before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, yes, there are plenty of similar hateful, hurtful and stupid comments left by Liberals on right leaning websites. 

My point in posting is for balance and frankly a call for responsible, reasonable debate of the issues.  Surely, we CAN all get along even if we disagree (come to Drinking Liberally in Santa Ana at the Memphis Bar on Broadway every Thursday night for living and breathing examples of Republicans and Democrats talking politics and sharing a good laugh in each other’s company).

  2 comments for “From the “Watch what you say” Crowd

  1. junior
    July 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

    “My point in posting is for balance and frankly a call for responsible, reasonable debate of the issues.”

    Oh really Dan? Is that why you posted this “responsible & reasonable” cartoon?

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    July 13, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Considering Sean Hannity’s creative and selective editing of Barack Obama interviews with Fox News hosts, you betcha Junior. Try reading some of the News Hounds blog at http://www.newshounds.us or Media Matters to get the skinny on your favorite “fair and balanced” network.

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