I’ve had a bit to say over on the Standard relating to the issue of the extreme left pressure group @actionstation and their idiot idea to petition the Human Rights Commission to prosecute Cameron Slater.
Slater said in a blog post and on Twitter that he thought the best way to deal with violence from the PLO and ISIS was to “kill them before they kill us”. @actionstation said this was hate speech directed at Muslims.
Now, I’ve made my feelings clear on this issue at the Standard, and you can read my comments on the thread if you’re interested. However the thing that really struck me in this argument was that someone posted a regulation from the OMSA.
The Online Media Standards Authority is a group that was set up after the so called “Dirty Politics” train of events wherein certain bloggers appeared to believe they had some peace to make with mainstream media and this was perhaps a way to do it.
Both Kiwiblog and Whaleoil joined up. I knew this however what I did not know until today was exactly what was specified in the OMSA charter. Someone quoted part of it today and I was horrified at what I read.
Standard 6 Discrimination and Denigration
Publishers of news and current affairs content should not encourage discrimination against, or denigration of, any section of the New Zealand community on account of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, disability, occupational status, or as a consequence of legitimate expression of religion, culture or political belief.
6a. This standard is not intended to prevent the publication of material that is:
- factual, or
- the expression of genuinely held opinion, or
- the reporting of legitimate humour, drama or satire.
I found it hard to believe that self professed right wing bloggers had signed up to a clause that basically consists of manifest Marxist rubbish. The first paragraph is just typical culturally Marxist Critical Theory crapola. A poisonous anti-freedom of expression regulation of the kind that we need to get the hell out of our culture.
We are the West. We resist tyranny. Don’t our free speech traditions mean anything anymore?? Damn these fools who would throw all that made us great away so casually.
No true right wing blogger would sign up to this extreme left crap, and worst of all pay good money to subscribe to it. Farrar and Slater need their damn heads read.