Sunday, September 10, 2006

Crushing of Dissent


Since 9/11 and the subsequent security provisions put in place, many on the left have pissed and moaned about the death of free speech and the crushing of dissent. I noticed this myself when our librarians were arrested and our local newspaper editors had to have their op ed pieces screened by government censors. Actually none of that has happened nor will it ever happen, I hope, but there does seem to be a group of people who would like to restrict what you and I see on TV. I refer of course to the Clintonistas who all have their panties in knot over the ABC show The Path to 9/11. It's one thing not agree with something, it's quite another to try to prevent it's airing. This behavior isn't limited to uber liberals. Often times there are right wing groups who want one program or another canned because they find the content offensive or disagreeable. The difference is that the evangelical homeschooler angered over Janet Jackson's nipple "slip" during that pointless half time show doesn't drive around in a car festooned with bumper stickers demanding unfettered free speech. Can't the left see that free speech is for everyone? Even those who make schlocky made for TV movies. Can you imagine the caterwauling if equivalent former Republican Administration figures pitched this sort of hissy fit over Fahrenheit 9/11? The hypocrisy of the left knows no limit.

1 comment:

Dexter said...

The left was criticizing factual errors in the movie and not calling for censorship. And I seem to recall quite a bit of caterwauling from the right about Michale Moore's films. The hypocrisy of the left is equally matched by the right.