Sarah Palin, you remember her right? She is the same person who used a slavery comparison to throw out her partisan Republican talking point in a speech a few months ago. Trying to educate Mrs Palin on the harsh and horrific reality of slavery, Martin Bashir of MSNBC explained some of the circumstances these slaves lived under, and wondered if Palin would still used the comparison if she experienced some of the same treatment.
It’s free speech, constitutionally protected by the first amendment, and Bashir was absolutely correct in the point he was trying to make. But right winged media and Sarah Palin jumped and piled on, until Bashir apologized and eventually quit his job a few days later.
And now this. Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty has shared his opinion on gays. And as misguided as his comments were, it was his right to have that opinion. And as his employer, A&E also had the right to deal with the situation the way they saw fit. They suspended the star of the Duck Dynasty show and that is where Palin and the right wing media went off the deep end.
In her Facebook page, Palin is seen in a picture with the stars of the A&E program, with the caption: Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.
Yes folks, she actually said that “free speech is an endangered species,” and called anyone trying to take away speech from Phil Robertson “intolerants.” But can’t the same thing be said for Martin Bashir’s free speech? Why is Sarah Palin advocating for Phil Robertson’s “free speech” and not Martin Bashir’s? When Bashir lost his job over his free speech, where was Sarah Palin?
In an interview on Fox, Palin again said that “this is all about free speech.” She went on to say that people “spilled blood and treasure to guarantee Phil Robertson and everybody else’s right to voice their personal opinions, and once that freedom is lost,” Palin said, “everything is lost in our country.”
The hypocrisy on this one is so thick, you can cut it with a knife.
As if it was really needed, this is just another example of the hypocrisy that is the foundation of the Republican party.0