Monday, January 19, 2015
I Have Noticed a 100% Correlation...
...between people like Bill Maher -- whose profession life depends on being in front of sponsored cameras or behind sponsored microphones -- and a belief that citizen-led boycotts of sponsored, syndicated monsters like, say, Rush Limbaugh are somehow wildly beyond the pale and an illiberal assault on the 1st amendment (h/t Heather at Crooks and Liars.)
Perhaps one of the celebrities in Mr. Maher's regular rotation will take a moment to explain to him the distinction between "commerce" and "constitution".
Perhaps the next time Mr. Maher invites Andrew Sullivan over so they can jerk each other off over the joys of Libertarianism. Mr. Sullivan can point out the difference between the government abrogating the 1st amendment to, say, shut a newspaper down, and citizens using the 1st amendment to express their displeasure with corporations shoveling money into the pockets of bigots and liars with gargantuan megaphones.