Monday, April 23, 2007

we're getting stupider every day

Nevermind, this is the stupidest argument I've heard about the VA Tech massacre, coming from Newt Gingrich blaming the incident on, yes, liberals:
“Well, who has created a situation ethics, essentially, zone of not being willing to talk about any of these things. Let me carry another example. I strongly supported Imus being dismissed, but I also think the very thing he was dismissed for, which is the use of language which is stunningly degrading of women — the fact, for example, that one of the Halloween costumes this last year was being able to be either a prostitute or a pimp at 10, 11, 12 years of age, buying a costume, and we don’t have any discussion about what’s happened to our culture because while we’re restricting political free speech under McCain-Feingold, we say it’s impossible to restrict vulgar and vicious and anti-human speech. And I would argue that that’s a major component of what’s happened to our culture in the last 40 years.”

I know, I know, we could highlight a thousand points of wankery in this block, from Newtie's own authority to talk about moral values considering his past to the hysterically termed "political free speech." Suffice it to say this is yet one more example of why rhetorical hatchet men like Gingrich have no credibility and one of the biggest problems with our media is the fact that anybody asks what this jackass thinks in the first place with any intention besides contempt and ridicule.

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