Sunday, June 14, 2009

Freedom of Speech My Ass

Have you ever listened to and/or watched Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly? They are excellent examples of freedomless speech, each only interested in their own voices, presenting major obastacles to any other.

I was listening to Sean Hannity on the way home from work one late afternoon when I actually heard him say to a caller who was trying to get a word in edgewise: "It's my way or the highway." After Mr. Hannity finished his latest diatribe he hung up on the caller.

The other night I was watching Bill O'Reilly discuss late term abortions with Joan Walsh from At one point he shouted at her to: "Stop talking!" Let me just say there was absolutely no "discussing" with Mr. O'Reilly.

And lastly, Rush Limbaugh. He, on many occasions, has called a caller an idiot and worse when they disagree with him. He's also famous for hanging up on such callers when he's done insulting them.

The only people who get any type of courtesy from these right wing fanatics are those who are in agreement with their political views. All others get "the highway."

Sean basks in being told he's a great American, then returning the compliment....said host dripping in narcissism.

Rush basks in being told he's courageous and brilliant when he's not saying he's courageous and brilliant...said host dripping in egocentrism.

Bill basks in his own rhetoric between snorts and deep breaths and feeble attempts at keeping his temper in check...said host dripping in smugness.

I've never heard an actual discussion from these men when the guest/caller had an opposing view. It's always been yelling and talking over them and then dismissing them when they were done with their loud spiels.

There is no such thing as freedom of speech around these guys. There is only their view. There is only their frenetic high pitched ranting. There is only their speech.

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