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  •  I don't see any organizing (14+ / 0-)

    to destroy someone's livelihood here. I don't see any calls for a boycott of his sponsors. What I am seeing is people expressing their reaction to something they found offensive. Tosh and others like him have every right to get in front of an audience and say what they like, even if it includes a remark about gang raping someone who finds what they have said deeply offensive. I see no hypocrisy in discussing why Tosh received the negative attention for his outlandish comment. I also don't see this as a left v right issue either. I'm sure there are plenty of conservative women and even conservative men who would find the suggestion of gang raping a critic to be offensive.

    •  Discussing that in the hypothetical. (0+ / 0-)

      You're right, no one appears to be discussing that yet.

      I'm not thinking of this as a left vs. right issue. I'm thinking of this as a subjective value judgement that's being treated as an objective fact - and I'm mentioning Left vs. Right to show that, just as we wouldn't like the Right's subjective opinions used to actively pressure people's free speech performances, we shouldn't pursue the same.

      "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton |

      by jbeach on Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 12:55:39 PM PDT

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