I DVR the View. I most enjoy it when Barbara Walters is on there. She is an amazing woman. I watched yesterday’s show where Bill O’Reilly was on. I KNOW why I don’t watch this man. He is condescending and sensational. He says things that deliberately provoke a negative response in people. Joy and Whoopi were so offended by his comments they walked off the interview. This was somewhat diva like and if they were in the role of journalist then they were unprofessional. However, when someone sits there and says Muslims (the implication being all of them) caused all the deaths for 9/11, that is offensive. Muslims did not cause the attacks. The Muslim faith does not tout violence or death. Extremists who follow that faith did the heinous acts on 9/11.
There are many incidences where Americans have caused terror and mayhem both here in the US and abroad. If you want to point fingers and say we need to restrict movements, then we all need to take a step back and look at what principles this country was founded on. So we restrict the KKK and white supremacists from having rallies and their freedom of speech (yes their propaganda is HIGHLY offensive). What happens when Pro-Choice people want to rally in an area where Pro-Life is dominant? Do we restrict them? We have to be careful of this slippery slope.
There is an issue in front of the supreme court concerning the reverend who picketed at the same time a soldiers funeral was going on. I find this offensive. The supreme court has to choose between the right to privacy (which we have so little of anymore) and the right of free speech. Which one will they restrict? I don’t know but either way they are taking our legal system onto a slippery slope.
I firmly believe the reverend was WRONG in every way. My question is – why did the media give him so much time? They have certainly allowed his idiocy and moral ineptitude to play longer than it should have.
These issues are complex and volatile. Unfortunately there are no easy answers – just more questions….