MoonDawg's Den: Speak truth to power? Non!

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Speak truth to power? Non!

As we listen to demented liberals spew idiotic, hysterical hyperbole about George Bush turning America into a police state, PJ Media reports on a shocking court decision that tramples free speech rights in France:

Philippe Karsenty, founder of Media Bistro, has been found liable and fined for “insulting” Charles Enderlin and France2 in the matter of the controversial Mohammed Al Dura video. This video, produced by Enderlin and promulgated by France 2, has been deemed a fake and called the Father of All Fauxtography. This was barely disputed at the trial and yet Karsenty was still found liable for saying so. Historian Richard Landes, who has been following this case for some time, has more.
Truth should be a bulletproof defense against charges of libel, but apparently in France the truth doesn't matter - that is, if it's a politically-incorrect truth that embarrasses the government (France 2 is state-owned) and angers a vocal Muslim constituency.

Liberals who say America should emulate European political and social models should really be careful what they wish for, lest their imagined fears about the loss of our rights becomes reality.

5 Comments:

  • Apparently you ultra-conservaitve do not mourn the loss of a law embedded in democracy, recently stricken down by Bush and others: the magna carta. You cannot even speak of democracy without that protection from unfair and inhuman arrest and detention.

    By Blogger clearthought, At 2:58 PM, October 20, 2006  

  • Oh, I mean habeas corpus.

    By Blogger clearthought, At 3:01 PM, October 20, 2006  

  • Sheesh...forgive me if I decline to accept legal analysis from someone who mixes up the Magna Carta with habeas corpus.

    By Blogger Garry, At 4:52 PM, October 20, 2006  

  • And forgive me for misspeaking. I am sure I can find plenty in your blog, does that mean that it should be discredited too?

    By Blogger clearthought, At 4:59 PM, October 21, 2006  

  • Actually, no, you won't find any similar type of misspeaking in my blog (mistaking the Constitution for the city of Peoria's zoning regulations, say).

    But fine, let's set that aside - I do not "mourn the loss" of habeas corpus because it has not been "stricken down" - such a claim is sheer nonsense.

    By Blogger Garry, At 11:35 AM, October 22, 2006  

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