European Version of Free Speech

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    "Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, likes to say that “no organization anywhere in the world is a more devoted advocate of free speech.”

    His response to the tragic shooting in Tucson came, therefore, as something of a surprise. In early January, Assange issued a press release arguing, despite the lack of any evidence, that right-wing vitriol had provoked the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, to go on a murderous rampage. Comparing himself to Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of the attack, Assange declared, “Wikileaks’ staff and contributors have also been the target of unprecedented violent rhetoric by U.S. prominent media personalities, including Sarah Palin, who urged the U.S. administration to ‘hunt down the Wikileaks chief like the Taliban.’”

    Taking the analogy one step further, Assange called on American authorities to prosecute Palin and other right-wing commentators, noting that, “when senior politicians and attention seeking media commentators call for specific individuals or groups of people to be killed, they should be charged with incitement—to murder.”
    Words And Consequences: What The Tuscon Tragedy And Wikileaks Have In Common | The New Republic

    Should this have been posted in 'Humor'? Wadda ya' think?
     
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    Assange is a whackjob. Srsly. If that guy's brain was even half the size of his ego, he'd be an intelligent man.... sadly, it is not, and he is not.
     
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    The PC crowd in Europe does not believe in Free Speech.

    That's why they were able to pass criminal laws for denying the Holocaust :doubt:
     
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    Judging by the rape charges in his history, he must wish various parts were comparable to that ego.
     

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