Libs vs. Cons: Attempts to silence free speech

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    So which side of the aisle do you think is more guilty of trying to silence opposing views, whether via legislation, boycotts, marginalization or other methods?

    I'm sure everyone has an opinion about this, but what I really want is to construct a list of examples that we can then compare, side to side, to determine which side is really the greater enemy of free speech.

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    I'll offer up one for each side:

    1. Libs: Failed attempt to browbeat CBS into pulling the Tebow ad.

    2. Cons: Boycott of the Dixie Chicks.

    Of course neither of these involve the 1st Amendment as there was no government infringement taking place. But they are both examples of politically motivated attempts to silence opposing views.

    What else can you think of?
     
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    shut the fuck up
     
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    which side are you again?

    I need to know where to assign credit here. :)
     
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    Liberals constantly try to silence Beck, O'Reilly and Hannity. The Color of Change boycotted Beck over the Van Jones thing. That worked out real well....... for Beck.
     
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    Another one for the Libs: Attempts to marginalize the Tea Party movement.
     
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    i am on the side of goodness and non-badness.

    and you are still talking :evil:
     
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    Both are equally guilty at times. However only one side claims to be the "tolerant" side ;).
     
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    I would tend to agree, however the libs are running away with actual examples so far.
     
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    Here is one that hit's both sides...

    Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002

    and...

    Fairness Doctrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Thank goodness both got slapped down, as well they should have. (though it should be said, both sides share some guilt for each example above)

    I'm not sure what you mean in the OP when you say "silence free speech" and then later when you meantion that the first amendment does not apply. To me, if the first amendment does not apply then "free speech" is not being silenced IMO.
     

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