This comment, from new visitor Linda, exemplifies the kind of thinking that too many Americans believe pass for “ethics.” In response to my post about a Christiane Amanpour-led panel on her Sunday morning public issues show that celebrated male-bashing and gender bias, Linda’s response is essentially…
1. You “men” have done worse to us.
2. We have the right to get even.
3. You can dish it out but you can’t take it.
4. We have the right to be bigots too.
Indeed women do have the right to be bigots, but journalists like Amanpour abuse their own First Amendment rights when they use the freedom of the press to advance naked bigotry, and women like her panelists disgrace their own principles when they move from seeking fair and equal treatment for themselves to asserting superiority and advocating gender bias. Continue reading