Just this past week the Supreme Court has said the Westboro Baptist Church people have every right to spew their hate at military funerals. Decency is not part of the issue.
Michael Moore is free to go to Wisconsin and in all his corpulent glory tells us that the money the rich has was stolen from us. Well, he's rich and it doesn't appear the cost of food hasn't inhibited his consumption of it. Maybe he'd like to share a bit more with the unions .
We're privy to the maniacal ravings of Charlie Sheen on a daily basis. We listen to the semi-accurate ravings of Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Matthews, Graham, Colter, Savage, etc. Glenn Beck is thought by many to be genuinely certifiable yet there he is day in and day out pontificating on FOX.
On the other hand we have Don Imus, Keith Olbermann and Juan Williams who lost their jobs for speaking their minds.
Yes, sometimes the passion with which utterences are delivered can be offensive, but who is to decide where the line should be drawn?
Today we can add one more to the list. Catherine Grandy, who had a regular spot on husband Fred's WMAL radio talk show in D.C, was banned from his show for taking on radical Islam. He followed suit by resigning.
The Supreme Court, in it's ruling, has pretty much given a pass to whatever anyone chooses to say. You could argue that it's where they say it but that doesn't wash either. Radio and television are just that, for the right, the left and everything in between.
I disagree with a lot that is said and the way it is said, but if it's allowed under First Amendment rights then it should be allowed for everyone across the board. We always have the option of the off button.