Monday, January 19, 2015
Maher's wrong on this point
Recall this recent video of Maher on free speech. Now see this article legitimately challenging him on one point. Yes, Limbaugh is entitled to free speech, but we are also entitled to boycott Limbaugh for his racist and misogynist hate speech. There are certain forms of speech that we should not tolerate, like inciting someone to violence. That was Maher's point about the Pope's statements; he doesn't tolerate it. Same goes the hate speech of intolerance. As liberals we should not tolerate intolerance, Maher himself having said as much in another video referenced in the above article.