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I cannot believe I have spent so much time this week arguing with people about that Duck Dynasty idiot. I am somewhat concerned that otherwise reasonable people who I call friends a)think the homophobic and racist bullshit he's been saying (and there's a lot more than was in that interview) is just hunky dory and b)don't actually understand what free speech is, in a constitutional sense.

Date: 2013-12-27 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kengr
It's not even a freedom of speech issue. It's a freedom of the *press* issue.

A&E has not done anything to infringe upon his freedom to speak his mind. They've just declined to let him do so using their "press" anymore.

He can still say what he wants on some other network (if they'll have him).

Many of the folks objecting would be *livid* if someone suggested that (say) Fox News had to allow John Stewart to speak his mind on FOX programs whether they wanted him to or not.

This isn't really any different.

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