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May 29, 2009

What first amendment?

The Service Employees International Union is urging an NBC affiliate to pull an ad, by a group called Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, which opposes socialized healthcare. The best line in the article: “The SEIU has not seen the ad…” Of course they haven’t! Who needs information to form an opinion when the knee jerks so well?

Posted by Karol at 11:10 AM |
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Always the strongest argument for me is the response “No, I/We haven’t seen/heard/read…”, from The Satanic Verses through to Jerry Springer The Musical. This response will always favour the other side first for me.

Posted by: bryan at May 29, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Karol, I’m surprised that you’re surprised.
This is a standard reaction of “mass social justice” system, well-described by an old Soviet classic: “Мы не читали, но осуждаем!” [We didn't read it but let us expressly condemn!]; I think it came about at the time of organized media persecutions of Boris Pasternak, after Dr. Zhivago was published abroad. (The novel was on Forbidden For Publication list domestically). That was in the 1950’s…

Posted by: Tatyana at May 29, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Karol, free speech is only guaranteed to lefties, and Jihadists whom live in western societies.
Anything that a NON-lefty says is subject to being deemed inflammatory, hateful, disrespectful, divisive, or stupid, in which case the Orwellian Speech Police must snuff it out before people are “forced” to “hear” a different point of view.

Posted by: IamTheWalrus at May 30, 2009 at 12:33 am

Not surprisingly, Bryan manages to be totally incoherent even when saying something that makes sense.

Posted by: ThisMyNameIsHere at May 31, 2009 at 4:57 pm


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