Hat tip to Big Journalism.
Various lefty organizations have petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to start monitoring “hate speech” on radio and on the internet. According to this story, the groups include:
“Free Press, the Media Access Project, Common Cause, the Prometheus Radio Project, and the League of United Latin American Citizens. Their statement, filed in the Commission’s Future of Media proceeding, comes in support of a petition to the agency submitted over a year ago by the National Hispanic Media Coalition”:
“Hate speech against vulnerable groups is pervasive in our media—it is not limited to a few isolated instances or any one media platform,” NHMC warned the FCC in 2009. “Indeed, many large mainstream media corporations regularly air hate speech, and it is prolific on the Internet. Hate speech takes various forms, from words advocating violence to those creating a climate of hate towards vulnerable groups. Cumulatively, hate speech creates an environment of hate and prejudice that legitimizes violence against its targets.”
Such anti-First Amendment nonsense — one could argue that “hate speech” is precisely what’s protected by the First Amendment; the difference between freedom of expression and incitement to violence seems to elude these people — is just part of a larger front war against free speech that the left seems determined to open up, and which the right must oppose vigorously. To give even an inch on the bedrock principle of the First Amendment is to admit defeat, since there can be no compromise on “no law.”
Like all nihilist organizations, the NHMC has only specific targets for “hate speech” accusations. If you’re against illegal immigration, if you support border security, national sovereignty, and aggressive tactics in the war against the Islamic enemy, then of course, you’re “guilty” of “hatespeech”.
Exempted from the NHMC rulebook are LaRaza, CAIR, A.N.S.W.E.R., Code Pink, the SEIU, and every hate-spewing, Islamic jihad nutbag on the planet. All of those groups not only advocate and support violence, but they’ve engaged in it.
While they’re busy trying to censor hate speech, they may want to consider Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Joy Behar, Bill Maher, and Mike Malloy. Those moonbats spit hate every day.
Dem assclowns like Charles Rangel, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Maxine Waters, Alan Grayson, and Nancy Pelosi, never run out of nasty, venomous things to say about Tea Party patriots and dissent in general.
When hate speech is flung by leftwing/radical La Raza pukes, the MSM doesn’t pay much attention.
……pro-illegal immigration supporters in Phoenix, Arizona, carried signs quite similar to what our press found repulsive and extreme when present at conservative protests.
Will swastikas and the Arizona governor being referred to as “Adolf Brewer” be equally unacceptable to America’s media?
Some of the signs hoisted by the pro-illegal alien crowd:
Note to the National Hispanic Media Coalition: Go fuck yourselves. Oh my, was that “hate speech”?