Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Right's Faux Defense of Free Speech

Glenn Greenwald wonders, if the right is so outraged about Michael Savage being blacklisted by the U.K., why didn't they speak up when Norman Finkelstein was banned from entering Israel? (To his credit, Alan Dershowitz DID speak up.) P.S. Did anyone hear Savage on NPR's Talk of the Nation yesterday? The first caller took issue with Savage's hate-as-performance-art shtick... and, sincere defender of dissent and unpopular opinion that he is, Savage immediately went berserk, making outrageous ad hominem attacks on the caller as well as TOTN host Neal Conan, and then abruptly hung up.