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[–] crustyjuggler 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Takes libertarian stance on unrestrained freedom of speech, gets labeled as a hypocritical looser by a virtue signaling author. Frankly fellas, we go down that rabbit hole, and we're no better than the antifa wanting censorship 'cause my fee-fee's are hurt. I don't care how sick and twisted a political opponent's speech is, they have the right to say it. Whether he deserves to keep his job is another matter entirely.


[–] qotile 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I don't care about the jokes at all, but Gunn 100% vocally supported the politically-motivated firings and Twitter bannings of other people (like Roseanne Barr) and he deserves to drink his own poison. So did (((Benji))) actually iirc, his only steadfast principle is what's good for his tribe.


[–] IndigoElectric 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I think you're right to a certain degree. There is certainly an argument to be made that he shouldn't have been fired.

The main problem I have in this instance though is that Shapiro is being a major hypocrite. I watch his podcast, and he was stating constantly that Roseanne should have been fired and that she was a "crazy person".

His argument was that her comments could possibly drive viewers away from the network as they could be interpreted as racist. Yet he states that we shouldn't call for the firing of someone even more influential for saying things that are even more reprehensible than what Bar said.

Really disappointing on Shapiro's part. He isn't applying his principles equally.


[–] crustyjuggler ago 

Thanks for the update. You've summed up why this is an issue better than the article's author. I haven't really watched much of his stuff lately. I've been hooked on stefan molyneux's channel.