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April 08, 2004
Scalia: His Words Embarrass Him
He embarrasses the country
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia - the man who is supposed to protect our free speech rights (ooooh shit). - ordered reporters to erase a speech that he made - at a frickin high school. (I am trying so hard not to go into an obscenity-laden tirade).
In actuality, he got a female federal agent to force reporters - including an AP reporter and a local newspaper reporter there in Mississippi - to erase their tape recordings. Link here.
I will say this. I would have thrown a fit and a fist. Well I would have asked them to cite a law first. Then I would have just walked out.
Obviously his words were deep, troubled and highly controversial - as you would expect from a judge talk to a .. um .. high school.
Hate does seep from me now, for the act. This is an evil action from a man who not only thinks he's above the law - but in a very real sense is.
But he's not above public ridicule and being slammed for being a completely pompus ass.
By the way, I don't know if either Presbyterian Christian High School or William Carey College where he spoke are public buildings or public schools, but if they are (and the media had after all been invited) then he is no friend to the constitution or the media.
They would have to attack me and throw me to the ground. I would NOT stand for that bullshit. Seriously.
No wonder he's chummy with this "secrecy rules" administration.
At a reception following Scalia's speech at the college, the justice told television reporters from Hattiesburg station WDAM-TV to leave. A member of his entourage also told newspaper photographers they could not take pictures, but a college official reversed the order after nonmedia guests started snapping photos.Check the irony at the door. Ye gods.