Sarah Jean Seman

Tolerance is something the left consistently advocates for, yet contradicts when doing so would thwart their own political agendas. Phil Robertson's suspension from Duck Dynasty by the A&E television network is a fresh example of this hypocrisy. But the very week that Robertson was being pulled off the air for speaking his mind on gay relationships, a legal analyst invited to speak on CNN was being pulled from the taping of a live show.

The guest, Larry Klayman, was the plaintiff who claimed the National Security Agency's data-collecting programs were unconstitutional. Considering he won the argument, his opinion on the legal debate should hold some clout, don't you think?

Unfortunately for Klayman, CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon got a little offended by the attorney's on-air comments:

Perhaps Klayman did not handle the situation with perfect grace. But in his defense, he did seemingly try to revert the focus of the segment from himself to the meat of the argument:

Let’s talk about the NSA, let’s not talk about Larry Klayman. This victory is for the American people. It wasn’t for me. And you, as somebody from the left … should appreciate that you don’t have a police state in this country that’s going to be able to intimidate Americans to chill their free speech rights.

Klayman might just have to find another platform to practice his First Amendment rights.


Sarah Jean Seman

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