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‘Because the Rallies are Comic Events, You May Not Laugh’

Ed Driscoll » ‘Because the Rallies are Comic Events, You May Not Laugh’

SE Cupp criticized calls for Joy Behar to be fired for her on air vulgarities in calling Sharron Angle a "Bitch" because Ms Behar is a Comic. To me that argument fails for two reasons.

1. It is a subset of the special license for artists position that has been used to excuse the crimes of Exra Pound, Woody Allen and Roman Polanski. Who gets to decide who the artists are and how their talent mitigates their offenses? The whole concept is undemocratic.

2. It allows people to play both roles, demanding respect for their political opinions and then, at their own discretion, sheltering from any rebuke for an offense under the guise that it was a "joke." The solution to that is to treat them like clowns, relentlessly and publicly. If they attempt to stand on their dignity just laugh in their face and spray them with seltzer.

Ms Behar however should be treated in this instance as the professional she has pretended to be. She should be terminated.

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