Media Matters and others tried to turn a tongue in cheek hyperbole into a Michael Richards Nigger Rant.
Christian Boycott.org does not equal lets put these guys out of business because they are telling lies about Christians in book they published etc.
Boycotts are pretty much the American way. But when you have MM with the power to get large advertizers to pull out in the hopes of silencing the right, that is infringing on free speech in my opinion.
These Christian groups aren't trying to silence anyone, they just want them held accountable for what they print of show in movies. Especially ones that target children.
I always thought boycotts worked something like this. Hey, Petland, I'm not going to spend money at your store until you stop selling puppies from puppy mills. I'm also going to get my friends together to do the same.
A boycott should not be Hey General Motors, I'm from Media Matters and Dr. Laura said the N word 11 times today. Oh, you'll pull your advertisements? Thanks.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
This is about the left trying to silence the right. We are in danger of losing our first amendment rights if we keep going down this road. We will be like Venezuala where the only speech allowed is what the government wants you to hear. Do away with Conservative talk and that's exactly what we'll have.
The govt did not impede her speech, so no. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from possible consequence. If I tell my boss he's a big mean poo poo head who likes to give camels hand jobs, chances are there are going to repercussions. I have to accept that possibility if I choose to say something like that.
That said, I think this whole ****ing uproar about her use of the word nigger is ****ing retarded bull**** blown out of proportion six ways from sunday. I don't see - at all - what the big deal is. It's a ****ing word. It's used all the ****ing time. Quite frankly - Get The **** Over It already. If you're offended, boo ****ing hoo so don't listen to her show. But having a hissy fit because a white woman DARED to utter the word nigger is such outrageous bull****.