The recent events at the Holocaust Museum are horribly tragic. Unfortunately, as always in politics, partisan hacks are trying to turn this event into an opportunity to enhance their own agenda. For instance, Michael Rowe at the Huffington Post
has proven all too well that he is absolutely submerged in partisan hackery. He takes the opportunity not just to create a straw man version of conservatism which he then bashes, but also to emphasize the dangers of free speech. In a recent article
, he writes:
There was a time when decency, even honor, was an essential part of the American dialogue in its most ideal form, and part of its very identity. There was a time when our culture would have recoiled in horror at the vituperation flowing unchecked from radios, televisions, and the Internet, instead of applauding it as "common sense," "free speech," or "mavericky," or "a spin-free zone."