Sunday, 19 August 2012

John-Michael Howson is a moron

News.com.au reports:
Christine Assange was due to speak to 3AW's Sunday morning show in Melbourne today about her son, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, and his successful appeal for asylum in Ecuador.

But she changed her mind after hearing how co-host John-Michael Howson had treated a previous guest.

"I won't be doing an interview with you because you're acting like a pig," Ms Assange said.

Howson responded by screaming on air: "Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!"

Ms Assange then hung up the phone.

Howson said he linked Ms Assange to the biggest example of censorship that he could think of because she had denied him the chance to speak out.

"She comes on and says to me she's not going to talk about - that to me shows her trying to censor me," the veteran entertainment reporter said.

"I'm not going to be censored by her so I said, 'Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!' because it's a Nazi mentality by these people."

So Howson believes that his freedom of speech is somehow breached by a woman exercising her freedom not to talk to a jackass? Freedom of speech does not guarantee your right to interview anyone you wish. It also doesn't guarantee you a radio slot on which to spout your nonsense.

Freedom of speech means that the government should not restrict what you say. It does not stop commercial enterprises from firing you for being an obnoxious moron.

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