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Thread: What is your view on criticizing private entities for their policies?

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    Re: What is your view on criticizing private entities for their policies?

    It's America, you can bitch about anything you want mostly. Doesn't matter. Of course, private entities may also do as they wish. So you can say "this sucks because of X", but there's not much you can do about it outside of many consumer pressure if it's something which sells a service/product.
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    Re: What is your view on criticizing private entities for their policies?

    It's funny; most often I've heard "they should allowed to say whatever they want!" in response to people criticizing, say, the Dixie Chicks.

    The whole statement is a red herring. No one said they couldn't say it. But that doesn't exempt them from taking social heat for doing so.
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    Re: What is your view on criticizing private entities for their policies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It's funny; most often I've heard "they should allowed to say whatever they want!" in response to people criticizing, say, the Dixie Chicks.

    The whole statement is a red herring. No one said they couldn't say it. But that doesn't exempt them from taking social heat for doing so.
    I just don't understand why people feel the need to respond to every criticism of a private entity with "They can do what they want." Usually, the person criticizing them never disputed that point in the first place.
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    Re: What is your view on criticizing private entities for their policies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I just don't understand why people feel the need to respond to every criticism of a private entity with "They can do what they want." Usually, the person criticizing them never disputed that point in the first place.
    And I agree with you.
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