Anti-Semitic rapper Kanye West flew off the deep end with his insane and hateful comments.
West’s bigoted rants dominated cable news.
And a top star on Fox News had something surprising to say about Kanye West.
On the highly-rated Fox News program “The Five,” Judge Jeanine Pirro smacked down liberal host Geraldo Rivera who claimed the government could censor hate speech.
This debate started with a discussion over Kanye West’s bigoted and disgusting comments abouts Nazis and Hitler.
Judge Jeanine pointed out that even hate speech is protected by the Constitution citing a 1969 Supreme Court case allowing a Ku Klux Klan march to proceed because the government is not allowed to suppress speech even if it is ugly, prejudiced or unpopular.
“Here’s the bottom line: if you don’t like what someone is saying, you don’t have the right to tell them they can’t close their mouth and they cannot speak. The United States Supreme Court in Brandenburg vs. Ohio, I go to the highest court in the land, says no matter how repulsive this speech is, America was founded on the concept of free speech. Hate speech is protected. I’m tired of saying it,” Pirro declared.
Pirro then pivoted to blasting Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren for wanting to exploit West’s anti-Semitic diatribe to censor even more speech on social media.
“These people like Elizabeth Warren who says it’s wrong or offensive that one human being should decide. Well, I don’t like that Tim Cook is taking down the AirDrop for the protesters in China, that’s one guy. You know, it goes on and on, that’s not up to us. The thing that makes America different from every other country is that we have the right of freedom of speech which means we have freedom of thought. We are not a fascist nation,” Pirro added.
Judge Jeanine compared Democrats demanding Elon Musk and Twitter censor West’s hateful comments to how Apple enabled the Communist Party of China to suppress the anti-COVID zero lockdown protests that threaten to upend dictator Xi Jinping’s authoritarian rule.
Rivera was not happy with that and shot back with the anti-Semitic chant from the 2017 Charlottesville march asking Judge Jeanine, “are we free to say that Jews will not replace us?”
Judge Jeanine explained that the Constitution protected so-called “hate speech.”
“You’re free to say whatever you want. I can slap you if I feel like it, but then I will be prosecuted, okay?” she replied. “Here’s the bottom line: You don’t like it, that doesn’t mean that the woman is prevented from saying it. My God, how far have we gotten from the founding of this nation?” Pirro added.
Elon Musk eventually suspended West’s Twitter account after the rapper posted a racist image of swastika inside a Jewish Star of David.
West’s anti-Semitism is beyond the pale and all decent people condemn it.
But Judge Jeanine was making the point that the left’s increasing demands for censorship are sweeping up constitutionally protected speech – even if it’s hateful, racist and bigoted speech.
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