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  •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)

    Please point me to a recent instance where left-wing radicals were shouted down and prevented from speaking by right-wingers.  

    And just so that we are clear, boycotting the Dixie Chicks doesn't count.  Because in that instance, no one prevented them from speaking.  Instead, there was a reaction to their speech.  As is normal.  So point me to an instance where what happened to Tom Tancredo happened to, for instance, Lennard Jeffries, or Al Sharpton.

    •  Cindi Sheehan at Crawford Ranch? (0+ / 0-)

      Just because the right was unable to shut her up does not mean that they did not try.

      The Victorian novel is right. Possessiveness, controlling others and not listening to your own heart always goes badly. - MKKendrick

      by cskendrick on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 11:28:25 AM PDT

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      •  First, Miss Sheehan got to speak (0+ / 0-)

        She was all over the news.  (Of course she has no right to force anyone to listen or to speak on someone's private property even if that someone is the President).

        Second, the counter-protesters were on the other side of teh street, tehy did not atetmpt to bl;ock reporters from interviewing Miss Sheehan or anything else.

        So, no, not a good example.

        •  I think the Teabaggers had their say (0+ / 0-)

          With nary an interruption.

          The guy with the guns in Pittsburgh, too... though for some reason the police did not care for his political speech and did shut him down.

          The Victorian novel is right. Possessiveness, controlling others and not listening to your own heart always goes badly. - MKKendrick

          by cskendrick on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 11:46:32 AM PDT

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        •  I'm just going to save us both a LOT of time (0+ / 0-)

          Search terms SPEECH and SUPPRESSION, past six years, sorted by impact

          Anyone who comes along and reads our thread can see all the stories they need.

          The Victorian novel is right. Possessiveness, controlling others and not listening to your own heart always goes badly. - MKKendrick

          by cskendrick on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 11:51:04 AM PDT

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          •  Criticism is not suppression (0+ / 0-)

            Preventing someone form speaking is.

            •  Re: Getting hit in the face (0+ / 0-)

              Seems a bit more violent than the usual criticism.

              Right wingers posing as free speech advocates is not an especially credible vantage.

              The Victorian novel is right. Possessiveness, controlling others and not listening to your own heart always goes badly. - MKKendrick

              by cskendrick on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 12:34:55 PM PDT

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              •  Who got hit in the face and by whom? (0+ / 0-)

                In any event, preventing someone from speaking is wrong no matter who does it.  But it seems that on college campuses it is more often the radical left than the radical right that shuts down controversial speech.

                •  re: Michael Savage (0+ / 0-)

                  was organizing going after faculty he disapproved of.

                  Sometimes, even reactionaries quash civil rights.

                  I know.. hard to believe.

                  The Victorian novel is right. Possessiveness, controlling others and not listening to your own heart always goes badly. - MKKendrick

                  by cskendrick on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 05:20:20 PM PDT

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                  •  What you mean (0+ / 0-)

                    "going after?"  You seem to equate preventing someone from speaking with having a response to that speech, even if that is not the type of response that the speaker likes.  Boycotting the Dixie Chicks, or exposing speeches that faculty members make in classroom and causing alumni to withhold money is perfectly permissible.  Because in those situation speakers got to speak, listeners got to listen, and the dissenters got to organize and express their views.

                    At UNC first and second actions did not happen.

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