Freedom Of Speech, But Only For Those Who Agree

I wrote recently about Flag burning and how I, as well as a majority of Americans, view this as distasteful and an act that should be barred by Amending the Constitution. There has been the typical outbursts by people who fail to see the difference between an act and speech. They claim it is their God given (really Supreme Court given) right to express themselves by committing an act of hatred. When likened to burning a Cross they claim there is a difference and I guess they would believe so even if you burned a Cross on your own property (I do not advocate Cross burning either).

The strange thing is that while all the liberals in the world will hold hands and protest for their right to express their views through acts of hatred they will stop others from doing the same. Michael Graham, a talk show host on WMAL in Washington (an ABC affiliate) was recently suspended for making comments about Islam that were considered hate filled by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. They were not happy with remarks he made and they made their feelings known.

Well, it looks like Mr. Graham’s right to hate filled free speech has been taken away by ABC because they fired him. Now ABC claims that this is not the first time he has made comments that upset people and that he did not follow the rules. That is wimp talk for “we bowed to the pressure of people who did not like what he said.” This by the same people who will allow the radical followers of Islam to fill the airways with anti-Semitic vile. Yes, ABC and the rest of the MSM has no problem with bringing people with hatred for Jews on the air. They have no problem giving Michael Moore and Ward Churchill all the air play they need to spew the hatred that emanates from the chasms that are supposed to be their mouths. Let Mr. Graham express his views and he is jobless. I guess if he had said some bad things about the Jewish people of if he had burned a Flag he would still have a job but since he chose to attack the people of the Radical faction of Islam, he is unemployed.

I think it is ironic that the group that was so quick to complain about him remained silent about Hamas and waited nearly 3 months to condemn 9/11. In Mr. Graham’s words:

“The First Amendment and I have been evicted from ABC Radio in Washington, DC. It appears that ABC Radio has caved to an organization that condemns Talk radio hosts like me but has never condemned Hamas, Hezbollah and wouldn’t specifically condemn Al Qaeda for three months after 9/11. As a fan of Talk radio, I find it absolutely outrageous that pressure from a special interest group like CAIR can result in the abandonment of free speech and open discourse on a talk radio show.”

I feel the same way and think that ABC has shown us just how biased and hypocritical they really are. Perhaps Mr. Graham should have talked badly about President Bush, presented forged documents, hugged Cindy Sheehan, called our service members Nazis, said the Jews got what they deserved, called the republican party a bunch of religious fanatics who push Christianity on everyone, and then burned a Flag on the steps of the Capitol.

Then, ABC would have given him a syndicated show, paid him more and told anyone who complained that he has a right to Free Speech. No, there is no liberal media bias and you are entitled to your Constitutional Rights but only so long as you exercise them in agreement with the left’s view of the world.

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2 Responses to “Freedom Of Speech, But Only For Those Who Agree”

  1. Have you seen the book “The Marketing of Evil”? It talks about the techniques, different agendas, and how the left has mastered marketing evil.

  2. Freedom 7 says:

    As enfuriating as the Left’s hypocritical “support of personal freedom” (but only for those who agree with them) is, it highlights one more great thing about this nation that, try as they might, they can’t destroy the foundations of. It is so common in other countries to see people fired, or imprisoned, or murdered, because they openly express views that contrast with the rulers in power. Here, it is a true testament to our dedication to free expression that those who depart from the MINORITY views, and SUPPORT the current leadership, are the ones persecuted. I continue to be confused by the Left’s dedication to destroying a nation that allows them such unique freedoms, in contrast to countries that prefer to round up dissidents up for torture or execution. Take the former Iraq, for example . . .

    Freedom 7