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  • nidan7500 nidan7500 Mar 10, 2013 9:47 AM Flag

    A quote on political correctness worth reading.

    To attempt to point out the odious nature of Political Correctness is to restate the crucial importance of plain speaking, freedom of choice and freedom of speech; these are the community's safe-guards against the imposition of tyranny, indeed their absence is tyranny (see "On Liberty", Chapter II, by J.S. Mill). Which is why any such restrictions on expression such as those invoked by the laws of libel, slander and public decency, are grave matters to be decided by common law methodology; not by the dictates of the mob.

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    • Political Correctness can go too far at times. However there is nothing wrong with trying to be sensitive to people with different backgrounds. It is all about balance.

    • Last Night, President Obama also made light of the press corps' grumbles about acess and transparency.


      Now, since I don’t often speak to a room full of journalists — (laughter) — I thought I should address a few concerns tonight," he said. "Some of you have said that I’m ignoring the Washington press corps — that we're too controlling. You know what, you were right. I was wrong and I want to apologize in a video you can watch exclusively at (Laughter.)

      "While we’re on this subject, I want to acknowledge Ed Henry, who is here — who is the fearless leader of the Washington press corps now. (Applause.) And at Ed’s request, tonight I will take one question from the press," he said. "Jay, do we have a question? (Laughter.) Surprisingly, it’s a question from Ed Henry. (Laughter.) “Mr. President, will you be taking any questions tonight?” (Laughter.) I'm happy to answer that. No, Ed, I will not. (Laughter.)"

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

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