Friday, January 15, 2010

The joker's gift to Haiti

A televangelist's comments about Haiti remind us why the court of public opinion needs its fools.  

As I noted here, Rev. Pat Robertson has a long track record of saying offensive things.   In 2005 John Chuckman, a Canadian resident, suggested  in Couter Punch that the American televangelist ought to face criminal prosecution for some such remark:
At the very least, Robertson should be charged under hate-speech laws. But such laws are weak in the United States, and many Americans fear the idea of hate-speech laws. So radio and television broadcasters continue spewing hate and dishonest claims in the exalted name of free speech.
Continued. . .

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