Yesterday on the NPR/WBUR talk show "On Point" Christopher Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor for Newsweek/Daily Beast, made a comment worth sharing. The Supreme Court ruled that shouting fire in a crowded theater is not permitted under the first amendment. With the creation of the internet and You Tube the world has become the theater.
We in this country have had free speech since the founding of our nation. Therefore, when some crazy guy says some crazy things we tend to yawn and go on with our lives. This is not true in the Mideast. They are just now being introduced to the freedoms we have had forever. We need to be sensitive to this even as Mitt Romney tries to gain political advantage of this tragedy.
I guess I should recognize that crazy people will say crazy things. Hopefully most voters will recognize Romney's lack of sensitivity to the situation and put him in a position where he can freely go on vacation again with his dog strapped to the roof of the car without secret service intrusions.