Keith Olbermann, in the video below, addressing Carrie Prejean:
Your grandfather did not fight to protect your right to answer a question during a network television soft porn special without consequences or fallout… He fought to protect you from having the government stop us from speaking our minds.
We know you despise Olbermann, Conservatives. And it’s hard for even the most left-wing nut to defend his maniacal rants sometimes.
But we beseech readers – in the interest of open, fair debate – to watch and listen to the MSNBC host’s take on Prejean below. He doesn’t mention gay marriage once, instead focusing on the illogical argument that Carrie was somehow simply exercising her right to free speech.
As referenced in the quote above, Olbermann argues:
- The First Amendment has nothing to do with getting flak for speaking one’s mind; it simply protects a citizen from being imprisoned for that act.
- Moreover, Carrie wasn’t punished for her answer, as she claims. She’s received national acclaim and didn’t even lose her crown, despite blatantly violating her contract!
All of Prejean’s supporters say it’s unfair to attack someone for exercising her freedom of speech. But what if she said she believes all African-Americans should be slaves? Would critics be allowed to pounce on her then? It’s just her opinion, right?
Also, let’s not forget: Prejean said her latest round of topless photos were due to a “windy day.” We mean… come on!!!