There are voices on the left defending Alex Jones

You won’t hear them on MSNBC, but I thought it was worth noting that there are a few vocal leftists defending the right of Alex Jones to exist on mainstream internet platforms. Wait a minute, let me get this Alex Jones meme/video out of the way…

Glenn Greenwald sent out a series of tweets noting the decline in support for the 1st Amendment by some on the left.

From that ruling:

Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and—as it did here—inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker. As a Nation we have chosen a different course—to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate. That choice requires that we shield Westboro from tort liability for its picketing in this case.

This issue is complicated by the fact that Youtube, and the like, are private companies with the right to create their own rules. But these aren’t just the corner store. These are international monopolies…

Comedian Jimmy Dore (and Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk) did a whole segment on the subject:

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