Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, June 1, 2018

Barr, Bee & Trump

What Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr each said was inexcusable. Dealing with them is the province of each of their networks.

What is even more inexcusable is Trump's weighing in. He is the fucking president; by demanding that Bee apologize and that TBS cancel her show, he is tromping all over the First Amendment.

Let's be clear on this: The First Amendment and the cases that define it are pretty clear that the government does not generally have the right to demand that any entity say what the government wants them to say and not say what displeases the government.

But hey, to expect that Trump or his duly-appointed mouthpiece, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, have any understanding of what Freedom of Speech means is a stretch and a half. It's pretty clear that Trump thinks that the right to speak freely only applies to those people who are giving him a verbal fluffing of his ego.

If TBS had any thought of canceling Bee's show, doing so, now, would show them to be nothing more than a pack of spineless bootlickers.

4 comments:

JustMusing said...

Verbal fluffing; Boot licking....careful...you're going to get the crazies all worked up into a lather...

dinthebeast said...
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dinthebeast said...

My favorite part of the whole thing was watching women defend that word on TV. It's just a word, after all. My least favorite thing about it was watching it distract attention away from Fergus' considerable malfeasance these last two days.
My own feeling about it is that if Ivanka doesn't want to be called names on TV, she's perfectly free to uphold her end of the family grift from somewhere besides the white house.

-Doug in Oakland

CenterPuke88 said...

Since Donnie used the same word to describe a female reporter, should he be fired? Sorry, Sam B., but I would make THAT trade...however the fact they refuse to acknowledge the hypocracy is unsurprising.