I just got through watching a short clip of Milo Yiannopoulos questioning The White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest. I expected it to be combative, but in fact, it was anything but. Milo raised the issue of censorship on social media, especially concerning anti-politically correct and conservative thought. Mr. Earnest, who speaks for President Obama, broadly agreed with Milo, although he did say that he didn’t know of a government mechanism that could compel or encourage Twitter and Facebook to stick to the pro-free speech path. To be honest with you all, I don’t know of any either. Still, the exchange was very good to see. It’s only 3 minutes long, so go ahead and give it a watch.
From Press Secretary Earnest, courtesy of Breitbart Tech…
…I think the President would be the first one to observe that the success of … social media and some of those social media tools is in fact predicated on the idea of freedom of expression. In fact, many of these tools are so groundbreaking because they give people an opportunity to express themselves in ways that we didn’t previously imagine…
I’m not sure exactly what sort of government policy decision could have any impact on that. There is though a third branch of government, our courts. They’re supposed to be insulated from politics, they’re supposed to be in a position to resolve those kinds of questions. So if there are private citizens who believe their constitutional rights are being violated in some way, they do have an opportunity to address that before a judge in a court of law… But even that is predicated on the idea that our court system is insulated from partisan politics.
Check it out and let me know what you think about Milo’s big day.