That means then, that despite overwhelming opinion, Bill O' Reilly is NOT responsible for the murder of Dr. George Tiller either. O' Reilly had as much right to say what he did about Tiller online, and in printed word and book. All are protected under 1st Amendment rights. This again, by your defense of the "extremeness of free speech."
Legally responsible, no he isn't. Nor should he be. At least, of what I can recall about his comments. If he'd called for his viewers to kill him (Pat Robertson has bordered on doing this once or twice, if memory serves), that'd be different though - and indeed, incitement to violence is usually illegal. Mostly I recall him saying he thought he was an awful human being who killed babies, basically. I don't see how what he did could be construed as incitement. Maybe irresponsible, considering how violent some anti-abortion people are, but that's about as far as I'd go.
And if some on the Left are going to blame O'Reilly for the death of Tiller (while allowing this online abuse thing to be defended as 1st amendment freedom) then that is a very blatant and apparent hypocrisy.
Who did that?
Not you personally, bro. You seem to be capable of decent expression (as most everyone here at the site is) and that's fine with me. Good show
I'm just saying that I've seen a LOT of arguments over this O' Reilly thing at other sites (and Youtube as well.) And in some instances, the same people who tout O' Reilly as a "hater" will (and have) gladly turned around and spewed things twice as worse at those who defend O'Reilly, engaging in thir own hate. Thus the hypocrisy I speak of. Hope that helps..
There again, Youtube isn't the best place for balanced thinking anyhow. As one of you said about it in another thread, "it's the armpit of the 'Net."