https://twitter.com/YourAnonNews . You'll need to scroll back to Monday of last week to begin the Anon vs. WBC firestorm.
After looking up stuff on this, it wasn't so much 'the right to lie', as it was 'the right to not print the truth', which might sound the same, but is different enough for them to have won. Or at least, that's how I'm understanding it.
Last edited by Rommon64; 2012-12-24 at 10:45 PM.
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The limitations to freedom of the press do not extend to stopping them from lying. That is just the current common law on the matter.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is it fair to call WBC right wing or left wing? As far as I know they don't really have a spectrum of political views.
This mostly has to do with the fact that there are people who want to know the truth and not what they want to hear (and its not just a marginal amount)
For reference: http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-po...ng-on-the-news
I'm not one for actual acts of violence, but my guess is that if the next gun tragedy were to happen to kill all the westboro clowns there wouldn't be too much sleep lost over it! But left wing - if they're left wing I'm the first Miss Scotland with a penis.
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The WBC isn't an example of how nuts the right is (not saying whether or not it is here), but how nuts extremists are.
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Kkk was founded by Democrats, and the left opposed the abolition of slavery
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
And here is the problem with politics in the U.S.
Crazy group is defined to be of one side or the other, just so people can, what? Claim that all people of that side are crazy stupid, or that they support them? No. Nobody, nobody on this planet supports WBC. To Fox News, to the people on this forum, to the entire planet: stop making up shit for no reason and win your place with REAL problems. Stop pushing people like the WBC, the KK, or Roger Goddell to one side so you can say "haha, they're stupid, just like the rest of em".
Where the bias towards sensationalism originates from is the simple fact that every news media from BBC, to Al Jazeera, to Fox News, has to pick a limited number of stories in order to publish. And since they are working to a market, they publish stories they think that market would find interesting - and in the vast majority of the time, this happens to be sensationalism, muckraking, gossip, and crisis.