in that troublesome 1st Amendment, either:
The new resolution, championed by the Obama administration, has a number of disturbing elements. It emphasizes that "the exercise of the right to freedom of expression carries with it special duties and responsibilities . . ." which include taking action against anything meeting the description of "negative racial and religious stereotyping." It also purports to "recognize . . . the moral and social responsibilities of the media" and supports "the media's elaboration of voluntary codes of professional ethical conduct" in relation to "combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance."
administration's debut at the Human Rights Council laid bare its very different priorities. Threatening freedom of expression is a price for engagement with the Islamic world that it is evidently prepared to pay.
Same thing I told the FTC last night: the Human Rights Council is cordially invited to kiss my ass. If I want to call Mohammed a fornicator of swine who created a religion perfectly suited for a culture of thieves and rapists, I'll say it. If I want to call the Pope a clown who wears funny hats and thinks he speaks for Deity, I will. If I want to call Wiccans morons who think they speak to the trees and the trees talk back, I will. Etc. Screw you, and screw the Obama administration if it thinks it can disapprove me speaking my piece.