Alex Jones getting the shaft from nearly every leftist-run platform on the interwebs is kind of a big deal. Leftists are in full celebration mode over their social media overseers cracking down on non-leftist speech. Whether you despise Jones or you think the lizard people put fluoride in the water to control people’s minds, seeing the mass shunning as a dick move is kind of a no-brainer.
Even Bill Maher seems to think so.
Maher mentioned that the “Infowars” radio host was “thrown off” social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube which prompted applause form his audience, who apparently didn’t know what direction he was taking.
“If you’re a liberal, you’re supposed to be for free speech,” Maher responded.
“That’s free speech for the speech you hate. That’s what free speech means,” he explained. “We’re losing the thread of the concepts that are important to this country. If you care about the real American sh*t or you don’t. And if you do, it goes for every side.”
The usually left-leaning Maher concluded, “I don’t like Alex Jones, but Alex Jones gets to speak. Everybody gets to speak.”
Notice the leftist panel’s reaction. “B-b-but Alex Jones says things people don’t like?! It’s not free speech when they say things I don’t like!” Except that’s exactly what free speech is protecting. Speech that people might not necessarily like.
Look, I get it. A privately-owned company has a right to nix whoever they want for any reason. Leftists only seem to believe that when the recipient of the shaft is a conservative. A Christian baker politely declining to make an “Adam and Steve” themed cake for a gay wedding is a whole different story.
Not only is free speech a constitutional right, it’s a basic principle. It’s the notion that anyone’s ideas, no matter how crazy they might be, should at least be heard. Judging from the reaction of Maher’s audience and his panel, leftists don’t seem to share that principle. Pathetic.
While we’re on the subject: