L. Brent Bozell III, the erudite and thoughtful fuhrer of rightwing hacktanks like the Media Research Center, proved his bona fides for leading anything that conducts “research” into “media,” by evincing via Twitterz a complete and total non-understanding of the Constitutional basis for our cherished American Free Speech. Jawing hacking on behalf of (who else?) poor beleaguered Rush Limbaugh, Bozell vomited forth this bit of utter nonsense: “Anti-free speech leftists despise first amendment, want Rush FIRED. Don’t let hypocrites win, sign MRC’s petition now!” There is then a link to MRC’s petition, which we are not pasting here because we would never let you sign something so lame.
As a public service, and AGAIN, Your Wonkette will explain wearily that the First Amendment does not apply to actions by private peoples, such as firing you for having a John Kerry sticker on your Subaru Golf (totally legal!). What it does prohibit is actions by the government to impede your ability to speak by, say, putting you in military jail forever for webcamming yourself dancing to Lady Gaga and shooting the sexxxy vid to Wikileaks. Maybe! Some dude from Yale disagrees.
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