Free pass for the nutjobs?

So you know what I’m talking about.

Okay. I had a few tweets about this, but then I stopped. Because the time wasted talking about how big of assholes these guys are, is that much less time spent talking about the people who really need help. (There are tons of places that are helping, but for basic help, there’s always the American Red Cross.)

But today I couldn’t stop thinking about how these two schmucks will probably get a free pass. Yes, they’ve been blasted for what they’ve said, but they’ll be back tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that. Nothing will change. Decent people will think them idiots, but unfortunately too many will continue thinking them as dispensers of truth. Now, I’m not saying they should be kicked off the air, they have the right to announce to the world how big of idiots they are, but there should be some consequence.

The reason I fear they will get a free pass, is there is a bigger story. Their statements will get lost among everything else that is going on. And in a few weeks or months, if anyone brings up these statements, there are people who will shout them down as being “liberal, socialist, fascist, secularist, elitist who hate Christianity and conservatives.”

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