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CNN Admits Liberals Aren't That Tolerant
« on: May 30, 2017, 05:04:20 AM »


(CNN) – Fareed Zakaria said Saturday that though many liberals think they are tolerant, often they aren’t.

Zakaria noted that “at the height of commencement season,” many new graduates across the country had made their political views apparent, from the Notre Dame students who walked out as Vice President Mike Pence gave his commencement address to the crowd members who booed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during a speech at Bethune-Cookman University.

“American universities seem committed to every kind of diversity except intellectual diversity. Conservative voices and views are being silenced entirely,” Zakaria said.

The CNN host said he found this attitude strange, especially given that these incidents occurred on college campuses that “promised to give their undergraduates a liberal education.”

“The world liberal in this context has nothing to do with today’s partisan language, but refers instead to the Latin root, pertaining to liberty. And at the heart of liberty in the Western world has been freedom of speech. From the beginning, people understood that this meant protecting and listening to speech with which you disagreed,” Zakaria argued.

That means, he said, not drowning out “the ideas that we find offensive.”

In addition, Zakaria noted what he called “an anti-intellectualism” on the left.

“It’s an attitude of self-righteousness that says we are so pure, we’re so morally superior, we cannot bear to hear an idea with which we disagree,” he said.

“Liberals think they are tolerant but often they aren’t,” he added.

No one, he continued, “has a monopoly on right or virtue.”

In fact, it is only by being open to hearing opposing views that people on both sides of the political spectrum can learn something, Zakaria said.

“By talking seriously and respectfully about agreements and disagreements, we can come together in a common conversation,” he said.

“Recognizing that while we seem so far apart, we do actually have a common destiny.”
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Re: CNN Admits Liberals Aren't That Tolerant
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 05:09:36 AM »
Who cares what this terrorist enabler thinks, I'd have his ass in Gitmo coughing up water
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Re: CNN Admits Liberals Aren't That Tolerant
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 05:24:15 AM »
Who cares what this terrorist enabler thinks, I'd have his ass in Gitmo coughing up water
I do. He just pissed off a whole lotta libs as well as embarrassed CNN.
Libs hate nothing more, than having their intolerance and hypocrisy shoved back in their face.
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Re: CNN Admits Liberals Aren't That Tolerant
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 06:54:35 AM »
I do. He just pissed off a whole lotta libs as well as embarrassed CNN.
Libs hate nothing more, than having their intolerance and hypocrisy shoved back in their face.

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Re: CNN Admits Liberals Aren't That Tolerant
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 07:00:53 AM »
Suggest this be put into the CPF Library.
Good point. It may be the last time we hear such an admittance.
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Re: CNN Admits Liberals Aren't That Tolerant
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2017, 07:13:08 AM »
Good point. It may be the last time we hear such an admittance.

It comes from an irrefutably leftist source. Not that he's likely to keep his job.

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Re: CNN Admits Liberals Aren't That Tolerant
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 08:03:19 AM »
It comes from an irrefutably leftist source. Not that he's likely to keep his job.
I thought about that as well, then realized that's the least of his problems. He turned against the cause of communism, that's a death sentence.
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