outside the endzone

The reaction to Hank Williams Jr. comment is out of line.


What happened to free speech? Apparently ESPN brass


do not support the right of individuals to make comment


in regards to things they don’t believe. To put the Hank thing


in perspective, he is a musician being interviewed by


talk hosts trying to make a show from nothing and they asked him for his


opinions.  He gave his freely and not in the context it was portrayed later,


and then was criticized for making a comment related to the Nazi’s. Obama as


any President faces all kinds of views that oppose his. Weather it is right to


compare hime to a Nazi, is not the point. The right to free speech and one’s


right to say it is what is important and what must be respected. Some things


said are ugly and in fact do injure, but to take a comment from a redneck


musician as some kind of threat to the Presidency is just plain ludicrous.
To remove his song from Monday football  is the lamest thing we have


witnessed in the free world this decade. Think of all the moronic things that have


happened and that is one profound observation. We do not agree with the


comment nor the musician nor ESPN nor the Media’s overblown coverage.


However we always will defend the right of free will and the rights of Americans


to express themselves with free speech. Words that make us cringe or think


deeper then we would otherwise are there in a time and place to do just that.


It is important for us all to toughen up to make our skins tougher and our


insights sharp and to support the right of a man to speak freely no matter the


cost to him personally.


You are not to agree nor even tolerate without scorn if so called for. Freedom of


one’s soul is reached by the exploration of words and thought. It is just as


mportant to stand up to defend the freedom of speech even when done by


someone we don’t agree with. If we do not agree we just move on. Let freedom reign.


Powerful corporations in control of the TV airwaves have no more right of


enforcing censorship in a fashion such as ESPN exhibited then a government has


the power to do the same. To send a message that they will punish those that speak


outside their censorship air wave button by attacks on their personal being is


wrong. Who is ESPN to believe they have this power?


One Response to “aRe U Readdddddy for some f#@$…Censorship”
  1. Zachery Bartol says:

    Dear Jo Blo. Wow! I didnt realise that. Not something I read in the Advocate. Who thinks that is the new integrity the nation voted for?What I am worried about for the integrity of our government is that the new constituency councils, are to be appointed bodies not, democratic. Tax payers money is to be spent on a undemocratic process, thought up, and consulted on by people closely connected with the government’s political consultants. BFP we need you.

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