Thursday, October 12, 2006

Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee

Peggy Noonan has written a wonderful column for Opinion Journal on the discomfort of many liberals with those expressing dissenting opinions, to the point that some liberals attempt to silence views that don't agree with their own.

Last week's melee at Columbia University, when the founder of the Minutemen attempted to speak, is but one example.

Among the other incidents Noonan cites is the outrage in many quarters that Brian Rohrbough, the father of a student killed at Columbine, was allowed to participate in the new "Free Speech" segment of CBS Evening News, where he said:

"This country is in a moral freefall. For over two generations the public school system has taught in a moral vacuum. . . . We teach there are no moral absolutes, no right or wrong, and I assure you the murder of innocent children is always wrong, including abortion. Abortion has diminished the value of children."

Many liberals (including, apparently, some in the ranks at CBS News) believe he should not have been allowed to state those views on national television.

So much for free speech.

Along these lines, check out this post at Betsy's Page on YouTube banning Michelle Malkin's political videos as "offensive." As of this week, YouTube is now owned by Google, widely known as a liberal-leaning organization. Cause for concern?

World Net Daily has more details on YouTube's censorship of conservatives.


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