Maybe GLAAD looked at the idiotic outrage over Black Santa/White Santa and said, “Hey, we want a piece of that.” So, they threw a histrionic tantrum over a reality TV show character’s comments disapproving of homosexuality, managed to get the network to suspend the character for his “offensive” comments. Another clean win for the forces of intolerance.
Or, maybe not. Of course, conservatives recognized immediately that this was another example of lefties pinkshirts trying to bully critics into silence, like Kirk Cameron, Mel Gibson, or Dr. Laura (but not Alec Baldwin) and stuck up for Phil Robertson’s free speech rights. But surprisingly, even some anti-conservatives have condemned the move as well.
- Time’s Brandon Ambrosino writes that GLAAD are the bigots in this case.
- Camille Paglia says that this case illustrates how political correctness has become Stalinism.
- Even RawMuscleGlutes disaproves.
One might get a little false hope that perhaps the left is coming around, recovering it’s lost respect from free speech and open debate. Well, maybe not. Piers Morgan applauds the censorship. Mr. Morgan seems to believe, like most of the left, that the First Amendment only applies to speech he agrees with. Also, that the First Amendment applies in the case of a private employer like A&E. He really is quite stupid.