Morrissey’s Defense Of Free Speech Underlines What Both Right And Left Get Wrong - The Federalist
Morrissey has penned an eloquent attack on those who oppose free speech, but it has lessons for the defenders, too.
"Former Smiths front man and international superstar solo artist Morrissey has found himself in progressives’ crosshairs again. This time, the controversial crooner has hit back in a new form. After being savaged as a racist xenophobe by the United Kingdom newspaper The Independent in what was supposed to be a concert review, Morrissey launched a new website with a brutal screed attacking both the outlet and British society in general.
This is not the first time Morrissey has been attacked by the politically correct brigade. Last year he came under fire for suggesting that acts of Islamic terror are often committed by Muslims and that the U.K. government has been far too lax in confronting the problem. This year the issue seems to be that he has said nice things about Brexit and had the temerity to waive a Union Jack flag that a fan brought to his concert in London."
The Federalist.com - by David Marcus.
A long examination of the topic.
- New Morrissey website 'Morrissey Central', including lengthy statement re The Independent - Mar. 31, 2018