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Old 05-06-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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So its Okay to burn American flags even with our Flag codes that state otherwise?
Yes, because the first amendment supersedes all other laws. The Constitution is the law of the land. The First Amendment isn't there to protect speech about the weather, it's there to protect controversial speech. Especially speech about the government.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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No both are legal both are defended by the ACLU and one was featured on our MSM one if featured is done so in defense of flag burning, while the MSM does not defend the Koran Burning . Since both are legal why does not the MSM defend both equally aggressive
One person was calling press conferences and announcing his actions.

One person was not calling attention to himself.

There is a difference.

Both acts are legal, and their legality needs to be defended.

One act was clearly self-serving.

The MSM is not defending flag burning. Flag burning is offensive to the vast majority of Americans, including those who work in the media industry. Your complaint is not that the flag-burning incident is being defended, but that it's not being covered as heavily as the Koran-burning. But probably the biggest reason for the lack of coverage is that the flag-burner didn't call press conferences, and didn't reach out to the media. The flag-burner didn't turn it into an event. The pastor did. Events get media coverage. Incidents don't get as much. That's the way it works. The pastor certainly understood that.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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One person was calling press conferences and announcing his actions.

One person was not calling attention to himself.

There is a difference.

Both acts are legal, and their legality needs to be defended.

One act was clearly self-serving.

The MSM is not defending flag burning. Flag burning is offensive to the vast majority of Americans, including those who work in the media industry. Your complaint is not that the flag-burning incident is being defended, but that it's not being covered as heavily as the Koran-burning. But probably the biggest reason for the lack of coverage is that the flag-burner didn't call press conferences, and didn't reach out to the media. The flag-burner didn't turn it into an event. The pastor did. Events get media coverage. Incidents don't get as much. That's the way it works. The pastor certainly understood that.
So one must call a press conference for the MSM to be interested.
that is not the reason. The reason is one is a bunch of nutty Christians who the MSM love to attack and one is a fellow left wing fanatic that the MSM does not feel as they want to attack them. IMHO
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