Conservative Blogger Canned Over a Mohammed CartoonApril 14th, 2006 at 3:01 pm by Smantix
Remember that oh-so-controversial story from last week about a conservative blogger publishing a Mohammed parody on his personal website? No?
Well, he’s been relieved of his job responsibilities now. Relieved, let go, fired, resigned. The result’s all the same if you’ve got a family to support no matter what euphemism it’s dressed up in.
Aren’t Republicans always preaching accountability? Or is that just for poor people.
Posted by: MP at April 14, 2006 11:47 AM
Accountability without regard to context is injustice. It’s the difference between stealing a loaf of bread out of hunger or stealing a car out of boredom. Killing a man in self-defense or murdering a man for his wallet.
Congratulations to Democratic Operative/Story Teller John Spragens at the Nashville Scene for his wonderful hit piece that led to it. Kudos to his editors who greenlighted the project as well. (ed. note 02.09.08 – Spragens has since left the Nashville Scene to work as Communications Chief for Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper and then to jumpstart the Obama campaign – natch) The First Amendment that they stood up for so ardently when one of their ad men was arrested for knowingly promoting prostitution in their Classifieds translated so well to their effort to draw attention to said blogger’s real life employers.
The commies are bringing the funny:
While I do not think Bill Hobbs should have lost his job, obviously someone did.
Lesson: Be nice to people and they will not be gleeful in your misery!
Posted by: auntmussypants at April 14, 2006 11:41 AM
By posting this item on the web, even for a minute, Hobbs should have realized that it was out in the the greater world and he could not take it back. 2 days, 2 months or 2 years the potential audience and even greater repercussions were sitting out in the world wide web like a time bomb.
Posted by: saraclark at April 14, 2006 12:11 PM
This must be that fascist Amerikkka I keep hearing about.
Score: Islamofascist Loving Donks: 1 Free Speech: 0