Skip to comments.Klobuchar on Free Speech Concerns over Facebook Regulations: Shouting ‘Fire’ in a Theater Isn’t Free Speech
Posted on 10/26/2021 6:00:53 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) responded to concerns that she just wants Facebook to censor people on the right more and will end up hurting free speech with her push for greater regulation of the company by stating that someone shouting “fire” in a crowded theater “is not free speech, right? That is not protected speech.”
Host Chris Cuomo asked, “So, the conceptual pushback is free speech, and your brothers and sisters on the right will say, you just want them to censor them more. That’s what this is all about for the left. What is the balance for you between rights and responsibility?”
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Hey Klobuchar, it is when there’s actually a fire!
Begone sour hag!
Petty, want-a-be dictators are going to try to dictate.
They really like to de-contextualize.
Yelling fire in a crowded theater is free speech when there actually is a fire - though I wouldn’t even term it that way - it is more of a public service.
Yelling fire to cause panic and disruption when there is no fire is grossly negligent and could cause harm, but one is still free to do so; they just need to prove no harm was intended or face consequences of some sort.
We are living 1984 though, so I suppose the only protected speech is the doubleplusgood speech of the left.
How about when there really is a fire, Amy?
By her logic, I should ban *her* speech, because I truly consider it dangerous.
Except no, I’m not in power. Only people with political power get to determine which speech is dangerous and forbidden. Or more precisely, powerful people in her Party, and no one else. That’s totally what the First Amendment was all about. The right of Democrat oligarchs to decide what speech is permitted, and what speech is forbidden.
***that someone shouting “fire” in a crowded theater “is not free speech, right?***
But what if there IS A FIRE in a crowded theater? Remember the horrible Brooklyn Theater fire in which those backstage saw the fire start but kept quiet about it?
So... Shouting “virus” in a Constitutional Republic shouldn’t give you blanket authority either...
But here we are...
So,if I am taking part in a “protest”, and I am burning down a portion of a town and committing other felonies, it’s okay because I didn’t yell “fire”
I think there’s a difference between a theater and an online forum.
If you’re dumb enough to believe something just because someone wrote it, that’s your problem.
Kids today have no abililty to apply critical thinking. This is no longer taught in schools for, if it was, they would be able to see through the school’s marxist indoctrination.
Yep….what if the theater is on fire?
Someone should have asked her that.
She is not a bright bub.
“Hey Klobuchar, it is when there’s actually a fire!“
…and the actual ARSONISTS are the ones trying to stop you from yelling “Fire!”…
If you yell “fire” in a crowded theater and it results in deaths and/or injuries, you will not be charged with a violation of the First Amendment.
Yelling “Fire” is protected speech, regardless of where it is said, just as much as yelling “Free lunch” in a crowded trailer park.
The real question is whether it is a matter of public or private control. I can control the speech in my house and kick yo azz out if you violate it. By the same token, you can be as racist and homophobic as you want in my house, and you’re welcome to stay.
What if its an empty theater?
I can yell fire all day in an empty theater, Who is Amy to say without context anything is against free speech?
yelling fire in a crowded theater is only thought to be able to be censored because they wish to alleviate those who are in the theatre from responsibility. Does one see fire? Does one hear a fire? Does one feel the heat? Does one smell the smoke? Is there need to panic? or is the person yelling Fire full of shiite? Words only cause actions in those who cannot think for themselves. the founding fathers knew this, and knew to protect free speech in every aspect.
the Fire argument is a lame one.
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