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Stephen A. Smith Hates Free Speech, Loves Cheese Doodles

Posted by Matt on December 5, 2007

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I’ll cut right to the chase as Stephen A. had this to say about internet “blogs” to Tom Hoffarth of Farther Off The Wall:

“…And when you look at the internet business, what’s dangerous about it is that people who are clearly unqualified get to disseminate their piece to the masses. I respect the journalism industry, and the fact of the matter is …someone with no training should not be allowed to have any kind of format whatsoever to disseminate to the masses to the level which they can. They are not trained. Not experts. More important are the level of ethics and integrity that comes along with the quote-unqoute profession hasn’t been firmly established and entrenched in the minds of those who’ve been given that license…” –Stephen A. Smith, regarding internet “blogs”

It is ironic and dumbfounding to me for a guy, who I feel overuses his right to free speech by screaming every point but nonetheless makes a living doing it thanks to the First Amendment, to have the nerve to make such an ill-fated statement.

Yes, in a country that has a foundation in free speech thanks the the First Amendment (Wikipedia), only “perfectly trained” journalists such as Stephen A. should be able to talk freely about any topic he, or she, chooses. In fact, why do we even allow anyone without at least a Bachelor’s degree write and publish books? While we’re at it, we might as well make citizens pass an intelligence test before they’re given the right to vote because the average American isn’t trained, or isn’t an expert ,in the field of politics, either. Additionally, let’s limit the extensive reach of the World Wide Web, too, because we wouldn’t want any Americans to “disseminate their piece to the masses” as its not like this is a country for the people, by the people or anything.

My head hurts.

Obviously I could go on and on about this statement but I’ll stop there. Let’s face it, Stephen A. Smith hates free speech.

But he loves cheese doodles:

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2 Responses to “Stephen A. Smith Hates Free Speech, Loves Cheese Doodles”

  1. Just2Cocky said

    Hello Mr. Clueless…..yes Stephen A., I’m talking to you.

    You are as FAR from an expert as there is. You have just enough knowledge to be dangerous.

    But you’re loud…..WAY TO FRIGGIN’ LOUD!!!!! And so you get people to tune in. Thing is, I can’t stand you after 5 minutes and have to change the channel because you have so little substance.

  2. Matt said

    Agreed.

    I mean, he could be the MOST credible journalist on the planet or the LEAST credible journalist on the planet and I would still take offense to his statements, and not just because I am a “blogger” too.

    My point being that his statements, with the age of blogs and electronic media, seems to be dangerously close to the equivalent of an old-fashioned book burning…

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