Friday, December 23, 2005

Hate Speech

The term "hate speech" today has become little more than a club to beat those who don't toe the PC line. Ann Coulter, never one to evade controversy, is a frequent target of noisy demonstrators seeking to silence her views. Unlike the Dixie Chicks or the Hollywood Leftist du Jour, people really are trying to stop her from speaking. Not just getting upset by what she says or refusing to listen.

We've seen leftists accuse Ann of "hate speech," but we've never actually seen anything resembling it in her columns. We suppose this is the kind of thing that gets their goat:
Which brings me to this week's scandal about No Such Agency spying on "Americans." I have difficulty ginning up much interest in this story inasmuch as I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo.
Now we were laughing so hard when we read this, that we really missed the "hateful" aspect at first.

Hint for liberals: this is hyperbole for the purpose of humor. Second hint for liberals: it's not supposed to be funny to you, because it's a joke about you. You don't have to make your reservation for Camp Gitmo. Any televised torture will surely be restricted to cable and probably pay-per-view. Admittedly, she might not be kidding about that "spying on all Arabs."

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