“We could even ban media panel discussions”: Globe & Mail columnist calls for censorship

“Curbs on speech and strict rules of engagement – no interruptions, no slogans, no talking points – may be the right answer here. We already, in this country, ban hateful speech. Let’s go farther and insist on discourse rules, limits on public outrage and aggressively regulated social media. We could even ban media panel discussions.”

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  • William Tecumseh Sherman’s opinion of reporters was too forward for his time.

  • Spatchcocked

    Kingwell was Lenins middle name.
    Not a lot of people know that.

    • David Murrell

      A number of writers for the Globe and Mail are very much Stalinist by persuasion. Stslinism dovetails nicely with the majority owner of the dreadful newspaper — multi-billionaire David Thomson. (Mr. Thomson is worth about $27-billion, and is by far the richest person in Cansda).

    • Maggat

      Have you got a link to that? My wife is from the old USSR and according to her Lenin’s middle name was Ilyich, as well, middle names were uncommon and in old Russia the middle name was a patronymic IE, the fathers name.
      You got me cold. I should have read the Rebel article first.

      • Tooth&Claw

        I think he was joking and slamming the idiot professor.

        • Maggat

          Yes I agree. I was caught flat footed. And, yes the professor is an idiot.

  • bargogx1

    Hmmm, “no interruptions, no slogans, no talking points”? There goes pretty much everything the Left has to say.

  • jayme

    Great idea! But let’s go all the way and just ban people that we don’t like. We’ll have to build more prisons and internment camps though. A lot more ….

    • David Murrell

      I agree with your bitter sarcasm, but do not give the Globe and Mail ideas! They might be in favour of prison camps for conservative dissidents.

      • Bla Bla

        It’s high time assclowns like this ‘columnist’ are rounded up and kicked out of the country for trying to create the apparatus to commit crimes against humanity. Make no doubt about it – the eventual outcome of their ideology always leads to the same destination – death and poverty for millions.

        Nothing is going to change for the better until people see marxist/stalinists/islamists/maoists the same way they see nazis, as both are brothers hand in hand responsible for countless millions of lives being snuffed out.

        Make marxists afraid again! lol – used their own line against them!

    • k2

      40, 50 years after the Vietnam War protests, the civil rights movement, the “let’s all just live and let live” attitude, things have swung around 180 degrees. Now it’s “Censorship? Oh, yes please!” Pathetic.

  • Old Guy

    This professor of philosophy is a good example of a “useful idiot” as described by former KGB officer, Yuri Bezmenov, who defected to the U.S. and spoke at length about how the Soviet Subversion of the Free World uses academics like Mark Kingswell and then executes them once the government has fallen and is replaced by the communists.

    Yuri Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qkf3bajd4

  • ontario john

    The Toronto Star also has a story today, calling for limits on free speech. Because as we all know, Nazis are running rampant in Canada. This goes along with Islamophobia is running rampant in Canada, And of course stories in the media that Canadians are racist bastards.

  • Malcolm Y

    In the 1990s I used to go to IRC chat rooms. One time I was in a Politics chat room and I said that a parliamentary system was like a dictatorship – whatever law the majority party wants to pass gets passed – it could outlaw free speech with no trouble. I said the US Constitution guaranteed free speech and it was the law and the courts and the executive were bound to defend it – at least theoretically. Well some Canadians responded with the righteous indignation that they’re famous for. They said that yeah that is possible but would never happen because the press would be in an uproar; there would be protests in the streets etc etc etc.

    Times do change; don’t they.

  • canminuteman

    Civilized people have always had rules of discourse. These unwritten rules included letting other people have their say and not physically assaulting them if you disagreed, and countering argument with argument, rather than shouting and name calling.

    • Tooth&Claw

      In the belief asshattery is better exposed than shouted down.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Go ahead. The ‘media’ will die overnight.