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Greenvalv

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#1 11 years ago

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070216/ts_alt_afp/basketnbagayamaechi_070216001651

Tim Hardaway, who spent 13 seasons in the NBA, was removed from league-related appearances, one day after an anti-gay tirade on a local radio program.

So what if he railed on em, I'm sure if it was the other way around and a gay dude was making un of straight guys we wouldn't have a hoorah over it... why is our freedom of speech being replaced by sissy political correctness?!?!?! :mad:




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#2 11 years ago

Because Political Correctness is bent on destroying all free speech of any kind.

You cant say anything for fear of "offending someone"


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#3 11 years ago

Insisting on freedom of speech without regard to other existing laws is a kind of overly political correctness as well.

Besides, blaming political correctness for everything is a strange trend - better to be overly correct than to tolerate racial slurs or slander.




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#4 11 years ago

That is pretty bogus.

Even though I think hardaway is a homophobic piece of shit, he should be able to speak his mind regardless of how ignorant and/or retarded his comments may be. Political correctness strikes again! Soon enough, we'll all be speaking in euphamisms and using AIM lingo as our dictionary...




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#5 11 years ago

G®33N<@|>;3538684http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070216/ts_alt_afp/basketnbagayamaechi_070216001651

So what if he railed on em, I'm sure if it was the other way around and a gay dude was making un of straight guys we wouldn't have a hoorah over it... why is our freedom of speech being replaced by sissy political correctness?!?!?! :mad:

The NBA is attempting clean up it's image...After hiring 50% "home boy" league...It's long over do...The same goes for the NFL.

I thought you were talking about the Federal Government...but companies and industries will always have the right to terminate you for putting the name of the company in danger...

Image is everything...He should have known that... The freedom of speech isn't an infinite principle. You can still be sued for slander...

Is that a suppression of the freedom of speech...I don't see how. Your freedom isn't taken away just your money...

Freedoms allow...but they do not garantee a removal of consequences.




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#6 11 years ago

Well he's not being punished by the government for it, so its not infringing upon free speech. Being expected to act professionally when representing an organization is not infringing upon freedom of speech. If you got fired from your job because you said, say, anti-Semitic remarks at your company's annual conference in the middle of a financial report, its not infringing upon freedom of speech if they fire you.




Banach

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#7 11 years ago

There is a difference between freedom of speech/expressing opinions and downright harassment and bullshit tolerance.

Who the hell cares if someone is gay, if we tolerated it, there would be no problems since its not like being gay makes you any worse at dunking a net.




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#8 11 years ago

Don't be so dramatic.

It's not hurting freedom of speech at all. Understand your rights a little better. Even if he's granted freedom of speech by law doesn't mean he's absolved of everything and doesn't have to face the consequences of what he says.

They had to right to remove him, because he is a representation of them. You don't want to be represented by a close-minded arsehole like him.

It's not like his rights were infringed upon.




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#9 11 years ago

People have the freedom to say whatever they want whenever they want. Of course businesses also have the right to terminate you for any reason at any time. So no rights were infringed upon in this case.




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#10 11 years ago

You sure about that kid?

Come in front of aPolice station and cuss me out and call my mother a whore. You'll be in prison for harassment and 9 other related charges.

So don't bullshit about freedom of speech, we have the right to express our opinions in a CIVILIZED manner, that's why we have verbal abuse laws. :D




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