Ed Driscoll

A Chilling Effect On Free Speech

Maybe this is why American talk show hosts are loathe to mock the eminently mockable Obama–they fear if elected, he’ll throw a Canadian-style snit and create an American equivalent to Canada’s “Human Rights” Commissions. Over at Pajamas HQ, Kathy Shaidle writes that after watching Canada’s HRC unleashed on stand-up Guy Earle after a bout with a pair of lesbian hecklers went awry, Mark Steyn told Hugh Hewitt:

You know, if you’re Don Rickles, you don’t want to be booking any stand-up appearances in the Dominion of Canada anytime soon, because the joke police are in full flight up there.

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