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  •  Yeah, First Amendment nullification, whatever (3+ / 0-)
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    The very last thing I would want is Homeland Security making deportation (or visa) decisions based on the political opinions of the applicant -- even when I whole-heartedly disagree with those opinions.

    I'd be delighted, however, if the media would refuse to give these folks soap-boxes and megaphones, on the grounds that they're so unreliable and unprofessional that they don't deserve to be amplified.

    •  I Agree. (1+ / 0-)
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      If after World War II, given the horrors of the Holocaust, I doubt whether someone from Germany spouting anti-Semitic trash, would be given a national platform just because they claimed to be a journalist.

      Constance Hilliard is a professor, who blogs at Soul Wisdom:

      by Constance Hilliard on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 07:24:00 AM PST

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      •  The Holocaust (0+ / 0-)

        has nothing to do with Lara Logan's failure as a journalist.
        Why go there?  

        It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

        by Radiowalla on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 09:41:07 AM PST

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        •  Logan's Sense of Entitlement (0+ / 0-)

          I referenced the Holocaust only to say that Americans scrutinized Germans after WWII, because of that nation's brutal persecution of the Jews.  It was not possible for a German during that period to come on American television criticizing American Jews.  The nation would not have stood for that whether the critic was a card-carrying Nazi or not.  

          What entitles Lara Logan to come to America, make damaging speeches about our first African-American president and then attempt to fan a phony conspiracy theory and not have questions asked about her racial views.  She was not after all a member of ANC, while growing up in apartheid South Africa.  The views that she has supported in her journalistic career are remarkably similar to the views espoused by the country she grew up in.

          Constance Hilliard is a professor, who blogs at Soul Wisdom:

          by Constance Hilliard on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 09:56:00 AM PST

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