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Dennis Prager asks comedian Owen Benjamin about liberal pressure on stand-up comedians. Thanks to political correctness, and the “I’m offended” culture, clean comedy is having a rough go at it. Be sure to check out Benjamin’s Prager U video.
The New York Times recently reported on allegations of shameless sexual harassment by Oscar-winning movie mogul Harvey Weinstein from dozens of young women.
In his bizarre response, Weinstein acknowledged that he “caused a lot of pain” and planned to temporarily step back from corporate power in order to concentrate on therapy. He also promised to compensate for his wrong-doing and “channel that anger” by launching a major campaign against the NRA, while pledging “to make a movie about our president” in order to force Trump’s retirement.
In other words, the guilt-ridden executive hoped for redemption by bashing political opponents rather than improving himself, implying that however badly he behaved, conservatives are worse. He thereby embraced the classic leftist fantasy: that political correctness matters more than destructive personal behavior, no matter how loathsome.
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Townhall Review–August 12, 2017.
Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Gallagher, a former Marine and a member of the House and Armed Services Committee about the direct threat N Korea posses against the U.S air base in Guam. Hewitt also interviews Robert Costa, reporter for the Washington Post, about President’s Trump’s recent heated rhetoric towards N Korea. Sam Malone, from AM1070 The Answer in Houston, turned to Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis on how this N Korean threat is viewed from the Pentagon. Hewitt interviews David Drucker, senior political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, on Google Engineer James Damore being fired for a memo questioning the company’s overt and aggressive political correctness. Michael Medved discusses with Dr. Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of “Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth,” about the political correctness taking over many college campuses. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Angel Aloma, executive director of Food for the Poor, on how to help the conditions of the Haitian people. Dennis Prager interviews Andrew Apter, a professor at UCLA, on why he called Prager a hateful bigot. Michael Medved talks about the cuddling industry, yes, the cuddling industry.
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This summer, Commentary magazine published a forum on the question: Is free speech under threat in the United States?
Ironically, in a country where the Constitution and the courts carefully protect free speech, many people do not feel free to speak freely. Why? Because of a smothering blanket of political correctness that starts in our colleges and permeates our society.
Speakers with points of view that differ from the liberal orthodoxy are not welcome on many campuses, and in some cases have been subject to threats and violence. Students are supposed to be protected from so-called trigger words and microaggressions in the classroom. So much for free speech and the open debate of competing ideas.
The problem is that the First Amendment protects free speech from limitations by government, but the big challenges to free speech come from our culture and our campuses. It will take a strong fight to protect free speech, which is clearly under threat.