Thursday, May 18, 2017

If the BBC does it... I can hear the arguments for censorship start

6 comments:

edutcher said...

Orwell rolls slowly.

Amartel said...

They don't understand free speech over there. Explaining the virtues of negative rights to them is like arguing with a penguin; the second you start making some headway they waddle off to sit on their eggs.

Amartel said...

Of course, the same thing applies at any American college or law school so ...









shit.

ndspinelli said...

Europe is PC Mecca..as it were. In depth analysis of voting this past election showed the issue that got swing voters to vote Trump was his anti-PC attitude. He is are firewall and God help us if he is taken down.

chickelit said...

There are things we admire about the British, but Free Speech isn't one of them. See our First Amendment as the first assault on their political monopoly. The BBC has a terrible reputation for free speech and tolerance. They tried to shape musical opinion in the 1960's but Radio Free Europe style broadcasting broke their monopoly.

Some Seppo said...

My local fishwrap (The Nashville Tennessean) published a letter to the editor last Saturday stating that government "granted" us our rights. I explained to my wife that we have "natural rights" as human beings, expressed as inalienable rights endowed by our Creator (to coin a phrase), and that people whose rights are "granted" by government are subjects, not citizens.

The BBC, being an arm of the British Government, is just stating in black and white their attitude towards its subjects.