Thursday, April 03, 2008

It's been a while since I yelled at my computer screen

Perhaps there is a fine line between satire and non-satire, but this guy goes over the top. I know, because several years ago, in the weeks leading up to and then following a rally in Yorktown, I was on the receiving end.

From Tim McGlone in the Virginian Pilot: Roanoke neo-Nazi faces fines, possible jail time.
The leader of a Roanoke-based white supremacist group faces fines and possible jail time for interfering in a local racial discrimination suit involving black tenants of a Virginia Beach apartment complex.

[He] faced a federal judge in Norfolk on Wednesday to explain emails and Internet postings regarding an attorney representing the tenants.

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[He] testified that nothing he posts on the Internet is illegal. Anyone in his group who commits a crime is booted, he said. But any postings he has made, such as calling for the killing of human rights advocates, is meant as satire, he said.

“I don’t see how you can take that other than as a joke,” he said of some of his postings.
When I first read this, I literally yelled "Bullshit" at my computer.

How do I know it's bullshit? Because I've been on the receiving end of his lies, posts, and threats. Simple as that.

I'm a free speech proponent, but I'm also a believer that certain speech is beyond protected.

Photograph with this post lifted from Orcinus.

2 comments:

  1. I saw that post and had the same response as you. Of course, it's BS. He's just trying to beat the charge. Let's hope the judge sees it for what it is.

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  2. Hi there! Thanks for serving our country and great site!

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