In his recently released book, "On Rumors," Sunstein specifically cited as a primary example of "absurd" and "hateful" remarks, reports by "right-wing websites" alleging an association between President Obama and Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers.With a position like that, it's no wonder Sunstein hasn't appeared on Hannity's radio OR television show. Anyone tasked with defending the position that Ayers and Obama weren't very close is simply defending the indefensible. The fact that Sunstein is one of Obama's Czars makes his position even more untenable. Think about it. Why would he attack the accusations that there was a significant relationship between Obama and Ayers while calling for tougher libel laws and refusing to defend his position?
He also singled out radio talker Sean Hannity for "attacking" Obama regarding the president's "alleged associations."
Klein quotes an excerpt from Sunstein's book:
"In the era of the Internet, it has become easy to spread false or misleading rumors about almost anyone," Sunstein writes.Hey Cass, where's that book tour? This is amazingly pathetic. Sunstein has the opportunity to set the record straight by using his book to publicly defend what's in it. But he doesn't do that. He simply uses his book to advocate policies that will silence those who disagree with him. As a professor with an office that looks like Pig Pen lives there at night, that's fine but as a Czar in the Obama White House, it's cause for concern.
Sunstein continues: "On the Internet as well as on talk radio, altruistic propagators are easy to find; they play an especially large role in the political domain. When Sean Hannity, the television talk show host, attacked Barack Obama because of his alleged associations, one of his goals might have been to promote values and causes that he cherishes."An incomplete corrective? What does that even mean?! Maybe the page with the definition can be found in Cass' office - Good luck finding it!
Sunstein presents multiple new measures he argues can be used to stop the spread of "rumors."
He contends "freedom usually works, but in some contexts, it is an incomplete corrective."
Lastly, you gotta love this backward logic:
"It seems quite possible that a law that contained regulatory remedies would promote rather than undermine the 'freedom of speech,'" he writes.Only a whacked out liberal would see free speech as something that results in squashing free speech.
Pretty obvious why he's not doing a book tour.
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