Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Maher Takes a Lonely Stand

In his Hollywood in Toto blog, Christian Toto approvingly quotes Bill Maher uncharacteristically saying something with which I concur wholeheartedly:
If you’re a liberal, you’re supposed to be for free speech. That’s free speech for the speech you hate. That’s what free speech means. We’re losing the thread of the concepts that are important to this country. If you care about the real American s*** or you don’t. And if you do, it goes for every side. I don’t like Alex Jones, but Alex Jones gets to speak. Everybody gets to speak.
A lot of the time I don’t like what Maher has to say, but I strongly favor his being able to say it uncensored. That’s Bill of Rights originalism in action, protecting unpopular speech (popular speech needs no protection).

NB, conservatives are “supposed to be for free speech” too, and mostly we are. Hat tip to Stephen Green, guest blogging at Instapundit, for the link.