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  •  why "hate speech"? (3+ / 0-)
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    I understand that some of the materials were written (by Marcotte & McEwan) in anger, but they simply do not, in any sense of the term, qualify as "hate speech".  Hate speech, by law, is defined as threatening speech directed in hate at a minority.  So, while the Repug. bloggers being discussed do venture very close to the territory of "hate speech", Marcotte & McEwan cannot be said to.  Edwards' camp better not cave into this BS.

    ...i felt my pants' warmth as my legs became string and my arteries burst into song...

    by itsbenj on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 11:55:39 AM PST

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      its like the right wingers don't really know how words and terminology work - "hate speech" is a legal term now.  they're just cobbing the words "hate" and "speech" together and saying that any angry rant qualifies.  they really are that dumb.

      ...i felt my pants' warmth as my legs became string and my arteries burst into song...

      by itsbenj on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 11:58:16 AM PST

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    •  we are in 1984 or wonderland (0+ / 0-)

      where words mean what I mean for them to mean when I say them. In this way, conservatives can whine about being victims of the welfare state or of affirmative action or whatever. You simply appropriate the term, apply it to any situation you happen to want to apply it (non sequitors for the house please) until the word becomes so warped as to be meaningless.
      Political Correctness is one such example. Some college frat have started having AfricanAmerican parties which are blackface parties with watermelon, fried chicken and malt liquor and the celebrants generally acting like they conceive Stepnfetchit would have.
      Any criticism is immediately sloughed off as PC. Solves the problem and they are free to continue the objectionable behavior.

      •  yeah, most certainly (0+ / 0-)

        it just always surprises me a little when people are thoroughly and utterly discredited as Michelle Malkin are able to make some steaming pile of pigshit argument and actual, paid journalists just pick up her line and echo it without even changing a word.  i shouldn't be, but i still am a little.  if this Salon story is true and they're fired, Edwards is over.  Done.  Buh buy Johnny Boy, nice knowin' ya...

        ...i felt my pants' warmth as my legs became string and my arteries burst into song...

        by itsbenj on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 12:12:02 PM PST

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