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RT op-ed on ‘The Hunt’ cancellation: Banning fiction while condoning real lies, hatred, and violence is absurd

RT op-ed on ‘The Hunt’ cancellation: Banning fiction while condoning real lies, hatred, and violence is absurd

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The pearl-clutching that led to the shelving of the liberals-vs-rednecks splatter film The Hunt is unbefitting for any land that values artistic freedom, and utterly laughable in light of everything else happening in America. Now let’s imagine for the moment that The Hunt is really the one-sided screed of hate that revels in the gruesome murders that wealthy liberals inflict on hapless “deplorables,” as it has been portrayed in fevered editorials across the US conservative media. So what? Right-wingers have (often with good cause) complained about media-led censorship, political correctness and hate speech legislation that have straightjacketed public debate, and go against the spirit of the First Amendment, regardless of the legalities they hide behind. Donald Trump is entitled to his opinion that Hollywood seeks to “inflame and cause chaos” as he tweeted at the weekend, and maybe fictional violence or humor directed at some groups is considered more acceptable than at others, so…
Source: RT op-ed on ‘The Hunt’ cancellation: Banning fiction while condoning real lies, hatred, and violence is absurd

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