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[–] Broc_Lia 5 points 11 points (+16|-5) ago 

I don't like people being fired because they said something offensive online, so I can't really get behind this.


[–] New_Iso 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah, I might not like the fucker's opinion, but I'll bleed to protect his right to speak.

Either everyone is free to speak, or no one is.


[–] Totenglocke 3 points 19 points (+22|-3) ago 

Calling for the assassination of a candidate goes wayyyyy past "free speech".


[–] ThatFireFlameNew 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I agree in a legal holistic sense, but if you're a business and you want to build a brand I understand. If you're gay, you'd never go to a dentist where the receptionist openly hates gays. As the business owner it's best to fire employees that ruin your brand and detract business.


[–] Broc_Lia 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

And I'd never go to a dentist that fired their nurse/secretary for personal beliefs expressed outside of work.

As a society, it's in everyone's interests (especially minorities like gays) that employment can't be used as a cudgel to enforce conformity, so we should put equal pressure on businesses thinking about firing someone not to do so.


[–] New_Iso 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is one of those difficult moral conundrums.

Personally, I don't shit where I eat and keep my professional life from my private one.


[–] green_man 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I would agree with you if they doxed him, but this moron had his affiliation with NBC in his profile. I can't even imagine the circus of retardation if someone made the same comment about Shillary under similar circumstances.


[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I agree that's stretching it a little, but unless that was his work PR account or something he should still be free to say what he wants.