The First Amendment protects free speech.
Until you actually say something …
It’s sad, really. What started as a simple tweet by a private citizen about a political opinion took an Orwellian turn.
By the end, he was even defending the virtue of those who punished him for sharing that opinion.
Seem crazy to you? Join the club. Here’s what happened:
In a Twitter account that has since been closed, Bob Goosmann made a pretty unremarkable tweet.
Watching the DNC celebrate “mothers of the movement” (including mothers of criminals killed by police) was upsetting to him. And he said so.
Here’s the tweet:
— Shaq (@MizzQT) July 29, 2016
He explained what he meant on the Dallas News:
To all reading this thread. Yes, I resigned, but would definitely have been fired, and rightly so. What I say online, no matter where, reflects upon my station and employer. KRLD is a great station, providing invaluable information to all listeners, and I am sorry if they have had to deal with all the repercussions.
As far as my post, it was never meant to denigrate the lives lost or the Moms that lost sons. I was angry that the DNC used these mothers to garner votes, and that was it.
Some have said that it was a racial statement. If that is how anyone took the post, I am sorry that it has caused such trouble.
I used the word thugs in my post, but I thought a thug was just a violent person. The definition of thug does not mention any race.
And Rightly so?
The world is getting crazy.