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Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score 1) 908

You don't get it: everyone is free to express their opinion to Youtube and Disney that they shouldn't sponsor an asshat; Youtube and Disney are free to act on that.

To then postulate that PDP's asshattery deserves full First Amendment protection, but that of the complainers and Youtube and Disney doesn't is the height of hypocrisy.

Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score 1) 908

But there's even more: to the extent that companies like Youtube and Disney are being pressured by asshats writing letters and threatening boycotts,

And here we have the right-wing hypocrisy in plain view: freedom of speech is not allowed to people who disagree with Youtube and Disney's sponsorship of an asshat.

Comment Re:Irreverent vs. Inappropriate (Score 1) 363

I believe in free speech, so I suppose to some extent that makes me a hypocrite

No it doesn't. That's a right-wing frame, don't buy it. Free speech automatically implies freedom of association: no-one can force you to stand by and listen to speech you don't want to hear.

If you are worried, you should be worried about whether or not you are abusing a power relationship to impinge on that secondary freedom (of association). But hypocrisy it is not.

Comment Re:Radiation wrecks robots? (Score 3, Interesting) 307

Actually, a lot of the resistance against nuclear energy is people who are (rightfully, it turns out) distrustful of the nuclear industry.

Let's face it, we've been fed a diet of PR, if not outright lies from the very start about the risks and costs of nuclear energy. By now, anything that comes out of an industry shill's mouth can be assumed to be untrue by default.

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