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.

4 comments:

Jerry B said...

That's the part they always get wrong about the first amendment, isn't it. They confuse right with privilege.

n1ck said...

Bill Maher is a liberal in the same way frozen yogurt is icecream.

Don P said...

As with all things, it doesn't get real until it costs someone money.

jim said...

Like I say, never trust anyone who'll willingly date Ann Coulter.

Making free speech absolute guarantees its abolition: the elite will always abuse it to drown out all dissent of any kind in a 24/7 bullshit tsunami.

Somebody send Maher a "Je suis un pygmée intellectuelle" wifebeater, STAT.