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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS,CNN and Andy Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Public Coruption Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability Healthy Communities

Saturday, June 20, 2015

EXPLAINING JOKES TO IDIOTS PART TWO

Bill Maher ended with New Rules last night expressing concerns about a new brand of politically correct censorship that is threatening to silence comedy. He reiterated what he said last week about the politically correct culture: Jerry Seinfeld is right, people are too sensitive, and kids these days throw words around like “sexist” and “racist” without knowing what they mean.

Maher told these PC ‘idiots” that their “new brand of censorship” doesn’t care if something is offensive, all it takes is for certain words to set people off and they go ballistic.

Maher particularly had some choice words for the writer of “An Open Letter to Jerry Seinfeld from a ‘Politically Correct’ College Student.” Maher called him a “little shit” and gleaned from his letter that the PC police are fine with jokes as long as they’re not made “about a protected species.”

He patiently explained that comedy is never fair and stereotypes are often used, but most people tend to just laugh at get over it rather than freaking out about every single little possible slight that someone might make in a comedy routine.

VIDEO COURTESY OF HBO






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