Nothing Coulter says legally qualifies as hate speech. Her sarcastic insults and scientifically wrong ideas about global warming won’t make it to the courtroom. They’ll just piss off the over-sensitive - who wish she’d get arrested for wrongthink.
Notice a complete disregard for the target, the human being at the receiving end.
it’s all good fun a’la Morano - trashing people’s good reputations, fuk ‘em if they can’t take a little heat, the over-sensitive infidels, I’ve got my mission to win, says the wiseguy.
What is it about deliberately using fabricated lies to slandering and libel professionals that you don’t like - that isn’t hateful?
What is it about vicious and malicious that isn’t hateful?
I am a child of the Intellectual Enlightenment, I believe in experiencing my life, observing and learning about the incredibly amazing (and worth understanding to the best of one’s ability) Creation surrounding us.
I also love community and being an engaged member of one, it’s cool cooperating with people based on recognizing our mutual humanity, not our dogmas.
I believe in respecting those who have earned respect.
I believe in learning from the efforts of others who have toiled long and hard during their lives to add their little bit of learning to this ongoing centuries old humanistic project of communal understanding that Science and the Enlightenment is.
I believe in the basic honesty of people, especially when others are invited and expected to look over each others shoulders - as is the scientific way. 360° skepticism, genuine desire to learn and better understand, ... a mob of artfully manipulated people is a whole other story. (We need each other to keep ourselves honest!)
The Goldwater Institute, Beltane, Limbaugh seem to hate that sort of constructive fact based learning process, nope instead they have an agenda, a dogma with enemies to annihilate and a desire to win at all costs, the very definition of amoral.
In earlier days the first global corporation had the power to deal with contrary personalities by invoking the Inquisition - apply a little pressure where it hurts, the old art of persuasion. Can’t get away with that these days. Now, it’s character assassination, derision and derailing every effort at serious, fact-based, constructive learning and trouble-shooting and decision making. Nope, instead the alt-right heroes are slippery tongued serpents who demolish reputations with slick funny, wrongthink. But don’t call it hate-speech for all it’s hateful nature and intent