Uh-Oh, it seems Liberals do not like a taste of their own medicine. For years, Liberal news organizations have set the agenda of what is and is not acceptable as free speech. Typically, anything a Liberal wants to say or do is protected under free speech but the same is not true for a Conservative.
Ann Coulter lost income when she was prevented from speaking at the University of Berkley a month ago. In this case, the media sided with the protesters’ right to prevent a speaker they did not want to hear. We heard nothing but crickets when it came to the media defending Coulter’s right to speak.
Contrast the media’s approach to Coulter with Kathy Griffin’s plight. Griffin posed for a picture holding a bloodied, severed head in the likeness of President Trump. The backlash was almost instantaneous and Griffin lost a few jobs and whatever dignity a D-list actress has.
However, the media is portraying her as a victim of the Trump family mobilizing its army against those who disagree with the president. Griffin tearfully held a press conference where she said her “career is over” and then blamed “…a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me and I’m just here to say that it’s wrong.”
Of course, her civil rights lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said “The message is clear, criticize the president lose your job….”
Griffin has every right to say what she wants about the president but must be willing to accept the consequences for her actions. And therein lies the rub. Liberals want no accountability or responsibility for their actions.
And a note to Bloom: Criticizing a president is one thing but what Griffin did was not criticism. But like every typical Liberal lawyer the game is to change the dialog and paint Griffin as a victim. That’s not the case. And where was Bloom when the Left was attacking Sean Hannity and trying to rob him of his sponsors?
Griffin took an action. A majority of the public felt that action was beyond the pale. Griffin must face the consequences. I’m surprised she didn’t take a page out of Hillary Clinton’s playbook and blame James Comey.
It may be me but I don’t think this is a hard concept to grasp. In Coulter’s case, if you do not want to hear her speak; don’t attend the event but don’t prevent others who want to hear her from attending.
I think what Griffin did was in extreme poor taste but I do not want to impede her right to express her views. However, I choose not to support her.
I am not a fan of boycotts. I think they are stupid because they are meant to bully people into a certain way of thinking. Isn’t that the point of terrorism?
Anyway, there is no need to organize boycotts. The free market takes care of these things on its own. If you do not like a TV or radio show; change the channel. If you do not want to hear a speaker; don’t go to the speech. If you do not like shopping at a certain store because they are against the LGBT community; don’t shop there. This is not a hard concept.
If enough people take the same action the TV or radio show gets cancelled. The speaker will stop getting invites. The retail store will go out of business. It’s like a system.
But we have organizations like Media Matters for America that tries to silence opposing voices. Of course, this is a Liberal organization that sanctimoniously believes it is the authority on what can and cannot be said. For years, it has terrorized Conservative voices by organizing boycotts to silence them.
Maybe it’s the pugilistic nature of President Trump to hit back when hit, but Conservatives are finally beginning to fight back. An organization called Media Equality is getting started and plans to fight fire with fire. They are not organizing or asking for a boycott. They are listing the advertisers to Liberal shows for their followers.
Market forces will take it from there. As you might imagine, Liberals are not taking this development with aplomb. Like I said at the beginning of this blog, Liberals do not like a taste of their own medicine.