Little Green Footballs

Monday, January 12, 2004

LGF Double Standard

Charles Johnson is howling at the moon and gnashing his teeth at the BBC's temerity: it suspended a talk show host's programme after he made racist remarks about Arabs in a British newspaper. To Mr Johnson, this is stifling of free speech, why, a return to Stalinist censorship! Let debate be free and open and let everyone have their say, finds Charles. Except of course when the person making the outspoken statements says something Charles doesn't like. For example Robert Fisk of the Independent, Michael Moore, any Indymedia, and of course anyone who disagrees with Mr C on the LGF message board. People like that, naturally, are banned faster than you can say "Charles Johnson is a hypocrite."

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