US speech freedom fail for Tony Bennett & Ron Paul

In America, anyone has the right to speak their mind – but those opinions can sometimes carry a high price. At least that’s been the experience of some high profile figures who’ve lost their jobs, or their reputations, after voicing their views. Especially when it comes to some hot-button issues, as RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reports from Washington.
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jorgedefoe1
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I bet Bennet was offered Micheal Jacksons masonic doctor.

nihil5611
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@p1lotp3n
Thus socially imposed self-censorship is somehow not insidious because you have the legal right to voice an opinion that you dare not make? Sounds like a good way to obviate the fundamental idea that the law was intended to protect….

Charlie8417
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Regardless of the cause for 9/11 people are sick of the wars and empire state of mind. We've been involved constantly in one type of war or military action for 100 years. Why? Enough is enough.

Ahmir Hussain
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The solution for a bad economy is getting out of the war in Afganistan, Iraq

Ahmir Hussain
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The solution for a bad economy is getting out of the war in Afganistan, Iraq

bobbygnosis
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@m4c4c0 Jesus Christ.

Not all Jews are Zionists. Not all Zionists are Jew. Not all Bankers are Jews. Not all Jews are bankers. Go read some books, get outside and eat something other than cheeseburgers.

I realize that I smack of hatoraid, but seriously. Go outside.

MudDauper
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@DavidTDuncan I guess you are bringing up 9/11. The commentary is not about 9/11.

PeoplesGeneral
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Anyone with a brain and an education… would realize that occupying other countries will irritate the local population.

How would we react of China "liberated" the USA? And kept troops here…

CyberneticOrganism01
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During the McCarthy era, merely *saying* that you're commie in the US will get you in trouble. Now, by Bush's Patriot Act, which Obama *extended*, it is illegal to express sympathy for terrorists. An unknown number of CIA operations that invades citizens' privacy (not to mention people in other countries) may be classified and concealed from the public.

Slider2k
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Being patriotic is not equal to giving approval to everything going on in the country

ford1svt
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Nice try, RT. Freedom of speech applies to government related intervention or retaliation. Of course there are ramifications we all assume with regards to the speech we utilize. Is Tony Bennett going to be arrested on his beliefs? No – but will he draw criticism if his beliefs cross some imaginary line? Yes. Uneducated people often equate freedom of speech with the right to communicate without ramifications which is simply not the case. This is an inflammatory and non credible story.

Mike Archer
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Who determines what is the wrong thing? I was kicked out of an American high school for saying something negative about World War II Japan's Hirohito having the mindset of a mass murder. I am a 60 year old Vietnam Infantry Veteran that fought for America's rights. My father and all my uncles (Romanian) fought against Japan and I was born 6 years after the war ended. I know all about Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito because back then, they were like Bin Laden was currently only worse! Free Speech?

ZONDA ENSENSY VAREAL
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Russia Today "is a propaganda tool of the Russian government. Stop Stop Stop Stop believes the media

Vote4RonPaulLiberty
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Oh Howard they did not start it and we have Michael Scheuer and others to back it up. We know this it is not mere opinion. Tony Bennett, you've nothing to apologize for!

ZONDA ENSENSY VAREAL
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В настоящее время российские средства массовой информации официально подвергаются цензуре со стороны государства,За последние годы большую часть российских медиаактивов приобрела государственная компания "Газпром", Что касается региональной прессы, то она сейчас находится полностью под контролем назначаемых президентом России губернаторов и местного бизнеса. Кремль или российская разведка планирует сеять в США инакомыслие! RT 100% Пренадлежит кремлю

ZONDA ENSENSY VAREAL
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RT – is a global information network, as CNN "Al-Jazeera», BBC, France 24, or Deutsche Welle. Do not believe them

amigo835
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Russia Today is one hundred percent owned by the government, which retains a stranglehold on the dominant position in television news, and uses its capabilities as a propaganda tool rather than as a way of disseminating information.

loulou
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ron paul! that booing in the crowd was not recent, bad news reporting i would say! there is no apology for the truth! be strong

ZONDA ENSENSY VAREAL
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@mfl002 Pathetic worm who who gave you the right to offend people? you savage

fourtwozerofab
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@Frost87112 i thought that was common knowledge, excuse me.

Jose Castor
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@zonda215 Возможно, если бы вы сказали, что о Fox вам придется точки. Многие вещи, которые они сообщению RT никогда не сообщил о Фоксом или других средствах массовой информации. Многие независимые сайты используют его в качестве ресурса. Я понимаю, как это могло как пропаганда вызвать восстание в США, но эти вещи, что правительство сделало это только на благо себя, а не низшего класса! Люди в США знают, правительства закулисной тактики. Речь идет о смене часового вещи!

Gary Eppenbaugh
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RT, Dr. Ron Paul is a Congressman, you listed them as a Senator. Prepare to label him as President!

looknfortruth
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@zonda215 rt is great on getting 'real'news about every country other than russia

CrankCase08
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The fact is that the United States is now a police state and the biggest and most belligerent terrorist state in history. People criticise the German people because they failed to stand up to the Nazis, yet the same thing is happening in the US, where anyone who criticises foreign policy is persecuted.

MrBigyellowbus
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Ron Paul is right. America is blinded by uncalled for patriotism.

youngxstudx
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this is mind fail!
not a speech fail,
learn your shit idiot.