We just did a post on someone asking if Twitter could just ban all accounts that say “free speech.” “Free speech,” much like “parents’ rights” before it, is obviously just code for white supremacy if not full-on neo-Nazism. It’s difficult to believe, but Elon Musk has actually created a fiery but peaceful debate on social media over whether free speech is a good thing, or if “content moderation” is necessary to protect marginalized groups. Being a “free speecher” is a bad thing.
Cenk Uygur asks if right-wingers are aware of the irony of calling themselves champions of free speech while at the same time celebrating a law called “Don’t Say Gay.”
Are right-wingers really unaware of the irony of saying they are champions of free speech and then celebrating a law called, "Don't SAY Gay"? The law they cheer on the most is literally the most against free speech. Irony wept, for there were no more worlds left to conquer.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) April 26, 2022
Are you really unaware there is no such law?
— Andrei Tuculescu (@AndreiTuculescu) April 26, 2022
He actually says the law is called “Don’t Say Gay.”
You still haven't read it after all this time?
— Usurper Crackberg (@Masztaar) April 26, 2022
How are you a real person? Lol
— Social Distance Champion (@realchrishynes) April 27, 2022
Show me in the bill where it says, "Don't say gay"? You can repeat the lie over & over, that doesn't make it true. It only demonstrates that you aren't a true journalist, you're just a propagandist.
— Darrell (@djhahn13) April 26, 2022
Why are you so eager to talk to 5-8 year old children about sex?
— Body Recomp Daily (@BodyRecompExprt) April 27, 2022
But it doesn't really say that. If you're trying to make a point, make the point without hyperbole.
— Mr. Whitey (@phdinnormal) April 26, 2022
Read the bill, out loud, live, on the air.
— Geeky Anomaly (@geeky_anomaly) April 27, 2022
If such a bill existed to prevent the use of the word "gay", I would stand against it.
— Unacceptable Ivanhough (@Ivanhough) April 27, 2022
Your misunderstanding of basic politics is actually astonishing for someone who attempts to talk about them all day
— CSMiller (@CSMiller97) April 26, 2022
The government doesn't have the right to limit individuals' speech. The government does have the right to limit its own speech.
You can say whatever you want as an individual, but when acting in a government capacity as a representative you can be limited.
— Doug Archibald (@IorddougIas) April 27, 2022
Teachers have managed to do their jobs without professing their love of Jesus Christ — it’s not hard.
Dude…you're jumping the shark! Even people that normally agree with you see it.
— Dave Sattinger (@DaveSattinger) April 26, 2022
Oh my DUDE, no: Student activist MOCKED then mocked some more for ‘resigning’ from Publix ‘after 4 years of service’ over Don’t Say Gay billhttps://t.co/rTiYVx2HOP
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 25, 2022